Ghana Tour Report 2016

23rd October - 12th November 2016

Either for rarity value, excellent views or simply a group favourite.

  • White-throated Francolin
  • Small Buttonquail
  • Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle
  • Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle
  • Long-tailed Hawk
  • Red-thighed Sparrowhawk
  • Nkulengu Rail
  • White-crowned Lapwing
  • Forbes’s Plover
  • Egyptian Plover
  • Yellow-billed Turaco
  • Black-throated Coucal
  • Yellow-throated Cuckoo
  • Fraser’s Eagle Owl
  • Akun Eagle Owl
  • Brown Nightjar
  • Black-shouldered Nightjar
  • Standard-winged Nightjar
  • Red-chested Owlet
  • Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
  • White-bellied Kingfisher
  • Blue-moustached Bee-eater
  • Black Bee-eater
  • Rosy Bee-eater
  • Red-throated Bee-eater
  • Forest Wood-Hoopoe
  • Black Dwarf-Hornbill
  • White-crested Hornbill
  • Willcock’s Honeyguide
  • Little Green Woodpecker
  • Fox Kestrel
  • African Grey Parrot
  • Fernando Po Batis
  • Red-billed Helmetshrike
  • Marsh Tchagra
  • White-breasted Cuckooshrike
  • Purple-throated Cuckooshrike
  • Yellow-headed Picathartes
  • Western Nicator
  • White-bibbed Swallow
  • Preuss’s Cliff Swallow
  • Rufous-crowned Eremomela
  • Capuchin Babbler
  • Yellow-bellied Hyliota
  • African Spotted Creeper
  • Little Grey Flycatcher
  • Forest Robin
  • Pygmy Sunbird
  • Black-bellied Seedcracker
  • Quailfinch



Our extensive three week tour to fabulous Ghana visited a multitude of sites in search of some truly amazing birds, notching up a commendable trip total of 442 species. We visited all of the major coastal rainforests from Kakum National Park to the extensive forests of Ankasa. As we had plenty of time we had a chance to visit some lesser known sites such as Nsuta and Offinso Forests as well. We then drove inland to the drier environments of Mole National Park where a completely different suite of birds greeted us and continued further north to the border with Burkina Faso and Togo and the White Volta River where Egyptian Plovers breed. Of course Yellow-headed Picathartes takes some beating and it is always a fabulous experience to see these unusual birds, but there is so much more to this wonderful country and the variety of species is astounding.