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Kenya Connection


Henry Ndithia bands a Rufous-naped Lark in Kenya, in April 2009.
Henry Ndithia, from Kenya, was an intern at PRBO's Palomarin Field Station in 2002. To prepare for further study and for a career in conservation science in his home country, Henry learned bird monitoring methods during a memorable summer at Palomarin. He recently sent his friends at PRBO a recap of his endeavors since that time.—Editor

From Palo, I left for study in Germany. I did my thesis project from December 2003 to July 2004 in Namibia, where I had a wonderful time. I finished my masters in November 2004 and then went back to Kenya. I worked as a volunteer at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) until I got a contract there in November 2005. In April 2006, I changed jobs to work in a transboundary Environmental Project, funded by European Union, in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. In September 2007, I went back to NMK, where I am working now. At present I am in the Netherlands briefly, at the University of Groningen, to write a grant proposal for PhD study in Kenya. I have submitted two applications and hope I will get funding to start my PhD, perhaps next year.
At Palomarin in 2002.

I am very proud of Palo and PRBO and all of you. I am very thankful to all the people there. It is at Palo that I built a foundation for research that has taken me this far.