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'''Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary ''' is a  bird reserve at Lake Chivero. Some of the birds kept at the sanctuary are indigenous birds like the   Marshall, Black, Crowned and Fish Eagles. It is the only bird rehabilitation centre in [[Zimbabwe]]. Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary is home to 400 species of wild birds and was declared one of the seven RAMSAR sites (international protection for the protection of Wetlands) in Zimbabwe by UNESCO, WWF and the Zimbabwe Government.<ref name=" ZFG"/>
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'''Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary ''' is a  bird reserve at [[Lake Chivero]]. Some of the birds kept at the sanctuary are indigenous birds like the Marshall, Black, Crowned and Fish Eagles. It is the only bird rehabilitation centre in [[Zimbabwe]]. '''Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary''' is home to 400 species of wild birds and was declared one of the seven RAMSAR sites (international protection for the protection of Wetlands) in Zimbabwe by UNESCO, WWF and the Zimbabwe Government. <ref name=" ZFG"/>
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See [[Wildlife, Zimbabwe]]. <br/>
  
 
==Visitors Guide==
 
==Visitors Guide==
*When to visit: All year round Monday to Sunday 8 am to 5 pm
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* When to visit: All year round Monday to Sunday 8 am to 5 pm
*Fee: An entrance fee is chargeable
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* Fee: An entrance fee is chargeable
 
 
 
 
Distances are from the junction of Samora Machel Avenue and Bishop Gaul Avenue. Continue on Samora Machel Avenue, which becomes the Bulawayo Road (A5) out of Harare. 25.8 KM turn left at the service station and take the tarred road; 27.5 KM reach the end of the tar and turn left onto a gravel road at the signpost for Kuimba Shiri, 28.2 KM turn right into Kuimba Shiri.<ref name=" ZFG"> [http://zimfieldguide.com/harare/kuimba-shiri-bird-sanctuary    Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary], ''ZFG, Published:  Retrieved: 19 April 2018''</ref>
 
  
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==Location==
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Distances are from the junction of Samora Machel Avenue and Bishop Gaul Avenue. From [[Harare]] Continue on Samora Machel Avenue, which becomes the Bulawayo Highway out of Harare. 25.8 KM turn left at the service station and take the tarred road; 27.5 KM reach the end of the tar and turn left onto a gravel road at the signpost for Kuimba Shiri, 28.2 KM turn right into Kuimba Shiri. <ref name=" ZFG"> [http://zimfieldguide.com/harare/kuimba-shiri-bird-sanctuary    Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary], ''ZFG, Published:  Retrieved: 19 April 2018''</ref>
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
The Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary was opened by Gary Stafford. Stafford was training eagles for a number of BBC Wildlife documentaries including “Eagles “and “The Life of Birds” with David Attenborough. In 2008 the birds were released into the wild after there were shortages of food. In 2009 the sanctuary was re-opened and rebuilt.<ref name=" ZFG"/>  
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The '''Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary''' was opened by Gary Stafford. Stafford was training eagles for a number of BBC Wildlife documentaries including ''Eagles'' and ''The Life of Birds'' with David Attenborough. In '''2008''' the birds were released into the wild after there were shortages of food. In '''2009''' the sanctuary was re-opened and rebuilt. <ref name=" ZFG"/>  
 
   
 
   
 
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==Activities==
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Visitors are able to participate in:
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* Bird show daily, except Monday.
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* Game viewing by boat at the National Park across the lake.
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* A boat cruise at sunset
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* Free educational trips for schoolchildren from kindergarten to university.
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* Fishing
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* children’s camps in the five “barrack” rooms overlooking a “Dare” (a campfire meeting place) where children can visit the bird park, the National Park. <ref name=" ZFG"/>
  
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
2014 Sri Chinmoy International Peace Park  
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'''2014''' Sri Chinmoy International Peace Park
  
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==Pictures==
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File:Kuimba shiri.JPG
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File:Kuimba shiri bird.jpg
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File:Kuimba shiri i.jpg
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</gallery>
  
 
==References==
 
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Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary
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Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary is a bird reserve at Lake Chivero. Some of the birds kept at the sanctuary are indigenous birds like the Marshall, Black, Crowned and Fish Eagles. It is the only bird rehabilitation centre in Zimbabwe. Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary is home to 400 species of wild birds and was declared one of the seven RAMSAR sites (international protection for the protection of Wetlands) in Zimbabwe by UNESCO, WWF and the Zimbabwe Government. [1]

See Wildlife, Zimbabwe.

Visitors Guide

  • When to visit: All year round Monday to Sunday 8 am to 5 pm
  • Fee: An entrance fee is chargeable

Location

Distances are from the junction of Samora Machel Avenue and Bishop Gaul Avenue. From Harare Continue on Samora Machel Avenue, which becomes the Bulawayo Highway out of Harare. 25.8 KM turn left at the service station and take the tarred road; 27.5 KM reach the end of the tar and turn left onto a gravel road at the signpost for Kuimba Shiri, 28.2 KM turn right into Kuimba Shiri. [1]

Background

The Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary was opened by Gary Stafford. Stafford was training eagles for a number of BBC Wildlife documentaries including Eagles and The Life of Birds with David Attenborough. In 2008 the birds were released into the wild after there were shortages of food. In 2009 the sanctuary was re-opened and rebuilt. [1]

Activities

Visitors are able to participate in:

  • Bird show daily, except Monday.
  • Game viewing by boat at the National Park across the lake.
  • A boat cruise at sunset
  • Free educational trips for schoolchildren from kindergarten to university.
  • Fishing
  • children’s camps in the five “barrack” rooms overlooking a “Dare” (a campfire meeting place) where children can visit the bird park, the National Park. [1]

Awards

2014 Sri Chinmoy International Peace Park

Pictures

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, ZFG, Published: Retrieved: 19 April 2018