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    VARIOUS, KENYA

    The Great Kenyan Bird Watch began at midnight on November 24, and ended with a new world record -- the winning team having spotted no fewer than 308 different species in the twenty four hours allowed.

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    TSAVO NATIONAL PARK:
    1. LVs, SV & CUs Birdwatching team at midnight at Ngulia Lodge with birds singing in trees (5 shots) 0.28
    2. SV Team walking along road observing Hornbills and Black-headed Weaver birds (6 shots) 1.00
    3. SV PAN Team run to bus and drive away 1.15
    4. CU Marabu Stork watching observers 1.19
    MALINDI AIRPORT:
    5. SV Observers out of aircraft 1.25
    6. LVs Observers looking at sea birds on beach (2 shots) 1.38
    7. SVs Team run aboard aircraft watched by young black people (2 shots) 1.51
    8. SV & CU Team in aircraft (2 shots) 1.57
    BARINGO LAKE, RIFT VALLEY:
    9. SVs Team run from aircraft and observe birds (4 shots) 2.15
    10. SVs Aircraft takes off from rough airstrip, bird watches (2 shots) 2.29
    11. SV, CUs & LV Team board helicopter watched by anxious Yellowneck (6 shots) 2.52
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    Background: VARIOUS, KENYA

    The Great Kenyan Bird Watch began at midnight on November 24, and ended with a new world record -- the winning team having spotted no fewer than 308 different species in the twenty four hours allowed. The previous record of 290 was also set in Kenya. Three teams of watchers competed in the event, which took them across the country by bus, plane and helicopter. The second-placed team also broke the previous record with a score of 304, and the third-placed team totted up a total of 225 species observed. About half a million Kenyan shillings (approximately U.S. $30,000) is expected to be raised by the event's sponsors for a children's hospital specialising in the treatment of rare cancers.

    Source: MORINDER DHILLON

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60Z6SQV5NBBCVWZGLI9E0MHLR
    Media URN:
    VLVA60Z6SQV5NBBCVWZGLI9E0MHLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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