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Bamenda Highlands: Bafut-Nguemba Forest ReserveSatellite View
This area comprises remnant montane and riverine forest within the Cameroon Mountains EBA. Leaving Bamenda, it is worthwhile checking the grounds of the Bali Safari Lodge, where Bamenda Apalis has been recorded, particularly on the stretch of road towards Bamenda, check the first 500 m. To get to Bafut-Nguemba, turn east off the N6 18 km south of Bamenda, or 33 km north of Mbouda, drive a further three kilometres before reaching forested gullies amongst Eucalyptus plantation. Although all the specials have been seen here, if you can head straight up to Lake Awing, where most of the target birds are easy. Bannerman's Turaco, Banded Wattle-eye and Bannerman's Weaver are all seen here with relative ease. It is undoubtedly the best site to see two highly localised endemics: Bannerman's Turaco and Banded Wattle-eye and the near-endemic Bannerman's Weaver. The best area for these birds is right next to Lake Awing. Other specials that can be seen here include Yellow-breasted and Mountain Boubou Shrike, Brown-backed Cisticola, Bangwa Scrub Warbler, Mountain Robin Chat, Forest Swallow, Cameroon Mountain Greenbul, Green Longtail and Cameroon Sunbird. Little Grey Flycatcher, Grey-chested Illadopsis, Black-collared Apalis, Congo Serpent Eagle and a mystery nightjar were seen here in 2003.
It is best to spend a night in Bamenda at the Skyline Hotel where both White-crowned Cliff Chat and Neumann's Starling can be seen in the garden! Leaving Bamenda, it is worthwhile checking the grounds of the Bali Safari Lodge, where Bamenda Apalis has been recorded, particularly on the stretch of road towards Bamenda, check the first 500 m. To get to Bafut-Nguemba, turn east off the N6 18 km south of Bamenda, or 33 km north of Mbouda, drive a further three kilometres before reaching forested gullies amongst Eucalyptus plantation. Although all the specials have been seen here, if you can head straight up to Lake Awing, where most of the target birds are easy. Bannerman's Turaco, Banded Wattle-eye and Bannerman's Weaver are all seen here with relative ease. Other excellent specials one might notch up in this seemingly unimpressive forest patch include Cassin's Hawk-Eagle, Yellow-breasted Boubou, Mountain Boubou, Mountain Robin-Chat, Forest Swallow, Petit's Sawwing, Cameroon Mountain Greenbul, Cameroon Olive-Greenbul, Cameroon Sunbird, Oriole Finch, Purple-throated Cuckoo-Shrike, Ruwenzori Hill-Babbler, Elliot's Woodpecker, Brown-capped Weaver and Johanna's Sunbird. The best areas also include Mt Oku.
Benoue National ParkSatellite View
Benoue National Park is situated roughly halfway between Garoua and Ngaoundéré in the northern Guinea savannah belt in north Cameroon and the two national park entrances are at the small towns of Mayo Alim and Banda. Accommodation is available at Campement du Bufflé Noir which have chalets with private facilities. It is only possible to visit this reserve with a vehicle. It is possible with a saloon car, but one is restricted to driving on the main roads in the park, the other roads are too bad, especially at the small watercourses. The low rocky hills covered with orchard-like open forest support specials of this zone including Adamawa Turtle-Dove, White-throated Francolin, Emin's Shrike and Rufous-rumped Lark. Some of the best birding is in the Campement du Bufflé Noir's garden along the Benoue River.
Prime specialities on the river are Egyptian Plover as well as Three-banded and White-headed Plover. At dusk check the terrace along the Benoue River for Bat Hawk and Standard-winged Nightjar. A walk along the river with a gard may be arranged in the morning, providing opportunities to see Grey Kestrel, White-crested and Violet Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Bearded Barbet, Pearl-spotted Owlet, White-breasted Cuckoo-Shrike, Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike, Spotted Creeper, Yellow Penduline Tit, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Little and Black-headed Weaver and Cinnamon-breasted Bunting. Other Guinea savanna specials include Blue-bellied Roller, Grasshopper Buzzard, Stone Partridge, Four-banded Sandgrouse, Bruce's Green Pigeon, Senegal Parrot, White-crested and Violet Turaco, Abyssinian Roller, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Heuglin's Wheatear, Yellow-billed Shrike, Senegal Batis, White-fronted Black-Chat, Senegal Eremomela, Bush Petronia, Black-faced and Black-bellied Firefinch, Red-winged Pytilia and Pygmy Sunbird.
Dang Lakeang lake is a large shallow lake, just north of Ngaoundéré near the university alongside the road north to Garoua and is visible from the main road. Usually visited from Ngaoundaba Ranch. It is best to visit this lake in the early morning, so that the heat haze is greatly reduced. We explored the lake from three different places: from the road to Garoua and from two different places at the university. However it was impossible for us to identify the birds on the middle of the lake. Birds include Little Grebe, Long-tailed Cormorant, White-faced Whistling-Duck, African Pygmy-Goose, Yellow-billed Duck, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Squacco Heron, Black Kite, Hooded Vulture, Western Marsh-Harrier, Lesser Moorhen, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, Wood and Common Sandpiper, Spur-winged Plover, Pied Kingfisher, Woodchat Shrike, Sedge Warbler, Crested Lark.
Korup National ParkSatellite View
Korup National Park was proclaimed in 1986, covering 1259 km2 of unique lowland rainforest in southwest Cameroon and is situated on the Cameroon/Nigeria border in southwest Cameroon. There are two HQs for Korup, at most popular one is at Mundemba in the south, where one can stay at the Hotel Iyaz, and at Nguti in the north. Mundemba is six hours by rough road from Kumba. Potential visitors to the southern part of Korup during the heavy rains (late July-September) should bear in mind that, even with four-wheel drive vehicles reaching Mundemba can be extremely time-consuming. A forest refugium that survived more than 60 million years, this isolate of lower guinea rainforest supports a greater diversity of plant and animal species than comparable forests elsewhere in Africa. It supports more than 425 species of birds; there are also 174 species of reptiles and amphibians as well as 140 species of fish from the Korup area. Many, many lowland forest birds are found at Korup, but perhaps the greatest prize is the Grey-headed Rockfowl. Other delights include Black Guineafowl and Black-eared Ground-Thrush. The best areas include: Mundemba, Picathartes Knoll, the trails to and from Rengo Camp, & Nguti.
Mount CameroonSatellite View
An active volcano, the isolated Mount Cameroon is a huge mountain that rises from the ocean and is West Africa's largest free-standing mountain rising to over 4000 m a.s.l. Although a great deal of the mountain has been deforested, the remaining natural vegetation supports the Mount Cameroon Francolin and Cameroon Speriops, which are found no-where else in the world as well as Brown-backed Cisticola, Cameroon Pipit and Bates' Weaver which are Cameroon endemics. Other specials the mountain hosts are Cameroon Olive Pigeon, Western Green Tinkerbird, Yellow-breasted Boubou, Green-breasted Bush Shrike, Mountain Robin-Chat, Mountain Saw-wing, Cameroon Mountain and Grey-headed Greenbuls, Green Longtail, Cameroon Scrub Warbler, White-tailed Warbler, Yellow Longbill, Black-capped Woodland Warbler, Fernando Po Oliveback, Cameroon and Ursula's Sunbirds. It is possible to stay in the Miramar Beach Hotel in the Limbe Botanical Gardens on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean gardens or a hotel in Douala. The best areas include Buea [Approximately 70km west of Douala, the Mountain is accessible from the town of Buea. It is possible to walk up to 2000 m a.s.l., where one can search for Cameroon Pipit and the Cameroon Speriops. Visitors need a permit from the Tourism Office in Buea] and Limbe [The Botanical Gardens at Limbe can be very rewarding and interesting species to be seen here include Blue-headed Wood-Dove, African Blue-Flycatcher, Rufous-vented Paradise-Flycatcher, MacKinnon's Shrike, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Cassin's Flycatcher, Grey-headed Negrofinch, Slender-billed Weaver, Vieillot's Black Weaver, Western Bluebill, Reichenbach's Sunbird, Green-headed Sunbird and Carmelite Sunbird. Tracks up the mountain can be reached from Mapanja, a villiage just above Limbe].
Mount Kupe National ParkSatellite View
An isolated massif, Mount Kupé is arguably the premier birding destination in Cameroon. It is a 3-4 hours drive from Douala via Loum and Tombel. The road is paved to Loum, but from Loum to Nyasoso the road is poor. It is best to base yourself at Nyasoso (850m) where the WWF is based. Accommodation is available in the village, particularly the womans centre which may serve the best food in Cameroon! Reservations can be made via via the WWF. Contact WWF Cameroon, BP 2417, PMB, 1 Bonanjo, Douala (tel/fax: +237 432171). There are three main trails leading from Nyasoso onto Mount Kupé. All the trails can be hard to find, and the local guides, who can be arranged at Nyasoso (HQ or at the guesthouse); are compulsory. Although only 25 km2 of primary forest remains, a list of over 320 species including some of Africa's rarest birds, including Mount Kupé Bushshrike tempt even tropo-phobic birders here. The forests are also home to a total of 27 of the Cameroon Mountain EBA birds including as well as many scarce or threatened species which despite having a more extensive range are difficult to see anywhere in Africa.
Diversity is high, with 8 species of kingfishers, 8 woodpeckers, 3 trogons, 7 honeyguides, 21 greenbuls, 14 shrikes, 5 wattle-eyes and 17 sunbirds. The most sought-after other specials are Cameroon Olive and White-naped Pigeons, Sjostedt's Owlet, Bare-cheeked Trogon, Western Green Tinkerbird, Zenker's Honeyguide, Grey-headed Broadbill, Mountain Boubou, Green-breasted Bush Shrike, Black-necked Wattle-eye, Crossley's Ground Thrush, Mountain and White-bellied Robin-Chats, Forest Swallow, Cameroon Mountain and Grey-headed Greenbuls, Green Longtail, White-tailed Warbler, Black-capped Woodland Warbler, White-throated Mountain Babbler, Grey-necked Rockfowl, Fernando Po Oliveback, Cameroon and Ursula's Sunbirds. Best areas include Max's Trail, Shrike Trail and the Nature trail.
Ranch de NgaoundabaRanch de Ngaoundaba is situated 40km south-east of Ngaoundéré. The ranch is a former hunting lodge situated in a superb setting alongside an ancient crater lake. The only place to stay is the Ngaoundaba Ranch, with chalets and private facilities. Surrounded by forest savannah mosaic, the lake and the remnant patches of gallery forest provide a perfect introduction to the birds of the Adamawa Plateau. Over 200 birds have been recorded at this ranch, amongst them a number of species difficult to see anywhere in Africa including Schlegel`s Francolin, Brown-chested Lapwing, Puvel`s Illadopsis, Thrush Babbler, White-collared Starling, Bamenda Apalis and Dybowski`s Twinspot. Some of the best birding is around the ranch buildings. The open woodland adjacent to the ranch supports White-collared Starling, Emin`s Shrike (occasionally); White-breasted Cuckoo-Shrike, Blue-bellied Roller, Brown Twinspot, Bamenda Apalis, Willcox`s Honeyguide, Marsh Tchagra, Gambaga Flycatcher, White-shouldered Black-Tit, Yellow Penduline-Tit, Sun Lark, Bar-breasted Firefinch. The gallery forest near the ranch entrance is home to Black-headed Batis, Leaf-love, Grey-winged Robin-Chat, Grey-headed Oliveback, Red-faced Pytinia, Thrush Babbler as well as two of Africa`s star turacos White-crested and Lady Ross`. Night drives offer chances of Plain, Black-shouldered, Pennant-winged, Standard-winged and Long-tailed Nightjars. The mammals are no less spectacular with Serval, Civet and many others.
Sanaga RiverSatellite View
This spot is near to the villiage of Edea and is an excellent place to see Grey Pratincole. It is possible to reach this site by either staying in Douala or at Edea. The forest about 50 km south of Douala is excellent and warrants a search. Driving in the direction of Yaouande from Douala, one finds excellent forest after about 50 km. Here Pied, Piping, White-thighed and Black-casqued Wattled Hornbills can be seen. Red-vented and Blue-billed Malimbe, Splendid Glossy Starling, Bristle-nosed and Yellow-spotted Barbets and Speckled Tinkerbird may also be found. Sabine's Spinetail and Bates' Swift can be seen overhead. The Sanaga River lies c. 60km east of Douala en route to Yaoundé (N3) near the city of Edea. Just before crossing the Sanaga River turn right on the dirt road to Dizangua for c. 10km until the road runs alongside the Sanaga River. From here follow the river and check the sandbanks in the river for Grey Pratincole and African Skimmer. The magical White-throated Blue Swallow can also occasionally be seen hawking up and down the river, check exposed rocks on the river as they sometimes perch on these. The sandbanks run for 5-6km depending on the water levels. It is possible to get fishermen to take you out onto the river, so that you can walk on the sandbanks. These also hold Senegal Thick-knee and White-crowned Lapwing. It is worthwhile checking the bridge across the Sanaga River on the N3 near Edea; check the telephone wires for Preuss' Swallows and the reeds along the river for Orange Weaver.
Waza National ParkSatellite View
This national park, some 1 700 km2 in extent, in far north Cameroon is situated on the edge of the Sahel, just south of Lake Chad. The reserve supports acacia savannah, vast areas of seasonal marshes and grassland. The landscape is mostly flat although around Waza itself some impressive hills dominate the countryside for kilometres. The main camp at Campement de Waza, comprises air-conditioned chalets with private facilities. The area holds the richest birdlife in the entire Sahelian band, where the recorded list seems endless. The many small waterholes teem with waterbirds and also attract many dry-country species desperate for water in this harsh environment. The best birds at Waza include the highly sought-after Arabian Bustard. Waterholes about 8-10 km south of the park entrance on the road to Mora support River Prinia and Sennar Penduline-Tit. About 30 km north of Mora there are flocks of Sudan Golden-Sparrow and anywhere where the feathery golden grass can be found is good for Quail Plover and is excellent habitat for the recently discovered Golden Nightjar. The entire district could yield Scissor-tailed Kite. Other range-restricted birds that are best looked for in the Waza-Mora area include Clapperton's Francolin, Black Crowned-Crane, Black Scimitar-Bill, Chestnut-bellied Starling and Black Scrub-Robin. The park is open from mid November to mid June only and it is only possible to enter with a vehicle and the company of a guide. In the dry season nearly all the roads are navigable in a 2WD, although birding by 4WD is much easier. There are three main areas to bird around Waza: Waza National Park, the pools along the main road south of Waza and the area around Waza village. Waza NP doubles as one of the best parks in West Africa for observing mammals.
Number of bird species: 910
Number of endemics: 7
Cameroon Francolin Pternistis camerunensis Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani Serle's Bushshrike Telophorus kupeensis Banded Wattle-eye Platysteira laticincta Bamenda Apalis Apalis bamendae Cameroon Speirops Speirops melanocephalus Bates's Weaver Ploceus batesi
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African Bird ClubWebsite
With a list of over 900 species and a host of endemic and near endemics, Cameroon is a key country for the enthusiastic birder. It is positioned strategically in both West and Central Africa with a wide range of habitats which includes forests, mountains, lakes and desert. As a result, it is a good place to see members of many bird families such as kingfishers, barbets, turacos, bee-eaters, hornbills, greenbuls, sunbirds, shrikes and weavers...
Cameroon Ornithological Club
B-P 13579, Yaounde. + 23720 9366 email@example.com
Cameroon Biodiversity Conservation Society (CBCS)Website
[The above website carries more details]. The conservation of biological diversity through the protection of birds and natural habitats, as well as the promotion of wildlife study and enjoyment for the benefit of people... P O Box 3055, Messa, Yaoundé, Cameroon. firstname.lastname@example.org
West African Ornithological SocietyWebsite
The West African Ornithological Society grew out of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society, which was founded in February 1964. Its object is to promote scientific interest in the birds of West Africa and to further the region’s ornithology, mainly by means of its journal Malimbus (formerly the Bulletin of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society). This journal is biannual and bilingual, a unique feature in Africa.The West African Ornithological Society grew out of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society, which was founded in February 1964. Its object is to promote scientific interest in the birds of West Africa and to further the region’s ornithology, mainly by means of its journal Malimbus (formerly the Bulletin of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society). This journal is biannual and bilingual, a unique feature in Africa.
Limbe Botanical & Zoological Gardenshttp://africanconservation.org/explorer/cameroon/528-limbe-botanical-and-zoological-gardens-lbzg/view-details
LBZG/MCBCC is Cameroon's cutting edge institution for integrated research on biodiversity, forestry and horticulture and can provide services in a wide range of fields including wildlife, botany, ecology, vegetation mapping and socio-economics...
Korup National ParkWebsite
Korup National Park, along the western border of Cameroon, contains one of Africa's richest rainforests - an evergreen forest in a region of high, strongly seasonal rainfall...
Waza National ParkWebsite
Waza National Park has an area of 1700 km2. It's flat and has variety of vegetation with quite a lot of water holes...
2000 [March] Michiel de BoerReport
While I lived in the Gambia from 1998-2001 I made several trips to some West-African countries. One to Ivory Coast, several to Senegal and one to Cameroon...
2001 [March] - Charles DaviesReport
This report updates information on some of the birdwatching areas in south-west Cameroon already covered in several comprehensive trip reports, including those of Eddie Williams (1991 and 1993), Steve Keen (1993), Richard Webb (1995), Jon Hornbuckle (1997) and Jan Vermuelen (1997)...
2002 [March] - Michael Mills & Callan CohenReport
The highlands of Cameroon form one of Africa's most important Endemic Bird Areas, harbouring 25 endemic bird species. These include many elusive and charismatic species such as Mount Kupe Bushshrike, Mount Cameroon Francolin and White-throated Mountain Babbler...
2003 [April] - Michael Mills & Callan CohenReport
Cameroon is an essential destination for any birder serious about sampling Africa's best birds. Its mind-boggling diversity of habitats stretches from lowland equatorial forests, through highland forests and grasslands and Guinea woodlands, to the Saharan edge...
2003 [April] Keith Barnes - The Bight of BiafraReport
Ornithologically, Cameroon remains little known despite being the most accessible and richest country in West Africa for birds. Lying at the junction between West and Central Africa, and forming a key part of the Lower Guinea Endemic Bird Area (EBA); Cameroon and its highland chain supports over 900 bird species, amongst them seven endemics. Cameroon is highly diverse with typical lowland tropical rainforests in the south and west to the Pro-Sahelian savanna in the north, and from rolling plains to volcanic beaches and mangrove swamps...
2003 [April] Ron HoffReport
My wife, Dollyann Myers, and I were fortunate to join Birding Africa for a complete tour of Cameroon. Their trip is designed in three parts: The northern part, including the Adamawa Plateau (Ngaoundaba Ranch); Benoué Park (drier and below the plateau); and Waza National Park (very hot and dry and in the Sahel zone); the western Cameroon mountains, where we concentrated on the endemics; and Korup National Park, where the target bird was the exotic Red-headed Picathartes...
2003 [September] - Callan Cohen - Birding Cameroon, Part 1, Northern Cameroon: Guinea Woodlands to SahelReport
Cameroon, straddling the border between West and Central Africa, is the sudden focus of a birding revival. Once the domain of only the most dedicated of birders, the avian riches of Cameroon are finally beginning to receive the popular attention they deserve: we estimate that the number of birding trips at least quadrupled from the 2002 to the 2003 season...
2004 [April] - Tropical BirdingReport
There is no doubt that Cameroon is the finest country in both Central and West Africa for birding. Not only is it the richest destination for birds, but the long list of African MEGA-birds is impossible to ignore. Once again, our tour got an amazing host of incredible birds headlined by great views of Red-headed Picathartes (although we were made to sweat this year!)...
2004 [February] - Cliffe Dorse - Complete CameroonReport
Cameroon is an essential destination for any birder serious about sampling Africa's best birds. Its mind-boggling diversity of habitats stretches from lowland equatorial forests, through highland forests, grasslands and Guinea woodlands, to the arid Saharan edge...
2004 [February] - Nik BorrowReport
No less than 475 species were recorded during our 2004 visit to Cameroon. These included 15 of the regional endemics; Cameroon Olive Pigeon, Bannerman`s Turaco, Cameroon Montane, Western Mountain and Cameroon Olive Greenbuls, Mountain Robin Chat, Bangwa Forest Warbler, Brown-backed Cisticola, Green Longtail, Bamenda Apalis, Banded Wattle-eye, Cameroon Sunbird...
2005 [April] - Adam RileyReport
...Most of the group arrived a day early and so, not wanting to waste time in the city we spent the day of the 11th birding around the Sanaga River area. En route we stopped at a small roadside pond where we saw good numbers of Hartlaub’s Duck and African Pygmy Goose. Once at the Sanaga we found the beautiful Grey Pratincole on sandbanks and birded the forests south of the river where we found Cassin’s Hawk Eagle and Cassin’s Malimbe, an endemic to this corner of the continent....
2006 [April] - David HoddinottReport
...Our first stop was La Digue that produced a good selection of birds including a number of species not seen elsewhere on the trip including Long-legged Pipit, Yellow-breasted Apalis and Carmelite and Mouse-brown Sunbirds. We even had a surprise sighting of a rare vagrant, an American Golden-Plover...
2006 [April] - Nik BorrowReport
...A visit to Mount Cameroon was added to the usual itinerary and we amassed a very respectable total of 471 species or recognisable forms of which all but twelve were seen. These included 19 of the regional endemics...
2006 [February] - Hervé & Noëlle JacobReport
During our stay some birds were nesting or feeding youngs, but at all the sites they were not responsive to the tape. We sadly missed the picathartes, they breed in april and begin to visit the nesting site in march ; for all the sites we were one month too early...
2006 [March] - Christian BoixReport
...Several dips in the pool made acclimatisation easier and allowed us to start racking up some well known specials in the neighbourhood such as Reichenbach’s Sunbird, Black-and-White Mannikin, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, African Thrush and hundreds of Straw-coloured Fruit Bat...
2007 [April] - Michael MillsReport
This comprehensive Cameroon tour is conveniently spliced into three segments, allowing those with time on their hands to visit all essential sites in this bird-rich country, while at the same time catering for those that can only afford 1-2 weeks away...
2007 [May] - Keith ValentineReport
What a pleasure it was traveling in Cameroon this year. The country that is notorious for logistical problems was unusually smooth and this no doubt added to the great enjoyment experienced by everyone on the trip. Cameroon is always a birding mecca and it is undoubtedly the best destination in West Africa to see the greatest diversity of birds and this was proven again on this trip. Our first prime birding spot was the broad Sanaga River...
2008 [April] - Richard WhiteReport
Straddling West and Central Africa lies the diverse and bird-rich nation of Cameroon. This year our adventures here began free of expected logistical turbulence and without event; everybody’s luggage arrived and there were no major flight delays...
2008 [March] - Martin WoottonReport
Cameroon is one of the primary birding destinations in West Africa with a wide variety of endemics, regional specialities and pan-African species and it remains a major destination for all serious West African birders...
2009 [March] - David HoddinottReport
Our trip total of 605 species in 21 days reflects the immense birding potential of Cameroon. Whilst the focus of the tour was certainly the rich assemblage of Central African specialties, we did not neglect the interesting diversity of mammals...
2009 [March] - Michael MillsReport
This year’s Cameroon tour was notable for terrific spotting by the tour participants, making my job far easier than I am accustomed to. This gave us extra time to enjoy superb sightings of birds and it enabled us to record a very impressive 590 bird species in only 21 days, without visiting Korup National Park...
2010 [April] - David HoddinottReport
Our trip total of 580 species in 21 days reflects the immense birding potential of Cameroon. Whilst the focus of the tour was certainly the rich assemblage of Central African specialties, we did not neglect the interesting diversity of mammals...
2010 [March] - Keith ValentineReport
Undoubtedly one of the world’s premier birding destinations, Cameroon once again lived up to this elite status. We found an amazing array of rare, sought-after and highly localized species which included Hartlaub’s Duck, Scissor-tailed Kite, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk...
2011 [April] - Markus Lilje - Cameroon IIReport
Douala was the starting point for our Cameroon adventure, with a morning visit to La Digue yielding a few good sunbirds, including Carmelite and Reichenbach’s among the very common Olive-bellied. Other birds here were Black-headed Waxbill, our first White-chinned Prinia and many Brown-throated Wattle-eyes.
2011 [March] - Keith Valentine - Cameroon IReport
Cameroon just keeps getting better and better with ever improving logistics, significantly upgraded transport, better lodgings and a plethora of species that continue to delight the now growing number of birders who make the effort to visit this premier birding destination. Once again the array of highlights that were observed on the tour makes for mouth-watering reading….
2012 [April] - Mike NelsonReport
...I’d been looking at Cameroon for some time with its abundance of endemics and the chance at Red-headed Picathartes so got in contact with a guide and we came up with an itinerary that would give us the chance for most of what I was looking for...
2012 [April] – Markus LiljeReport
Cameroon has always been one of the more challenging birding countries in the world, although logistics and especially lodgings are constantly improving; and, of course, there are still the same fantastic species that have been attracting interested birders here for a long time….
Birding EcotoursTour Operator
Please contact us for for info on Cameroon tours. Birding Ecotours aims to provide world-wide birding experiences of superb quality, while contributing to environmental conservation and disadvantaged communities. Please contact us for detailed information, queries and quotations as we are happy to help you in every aspect of planning your birding holiday.
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Cameroon, lying a little north of the Equator, straddles the geographical dividing line between West and Central Africa. This marvellous country undoubtedly offers the most exciting birding in West Africa. Nearly 900 species have been recorded from the country, far more than from any other comparable area in West Africa, and at least 25 endemic or near-endemic species (depending on the vagaries of modern taxonomy) grace this impressive total...
Rockjumper Birding ToursTour Operator
Cameroon in Central Africa harbors a whole host of rare and highly sought-after species, including the fabulous Grey-necked Rockfowl, and we at Rockjumper pride ourselves in having operated numerous successful tours to this fantastic birding region.
Tropical BirdingTour Operator
Cameroon is the richest birding country in West Africa, supporting over 900 species. It is highly diverse with typical lowland and montane tropical rainforests and Pro-Sahelian savannas. Two vital Endemic Bird Areas are found in Cameroon and Nigeria, the Cameroon and Gabon lowlands EBA and the Cameroon Mountains EBA, which together hold 33 restricted range species...
Valéry SchollaertTour Operator
I am a professionnal bird tour leader since 1992 (in French & English), and lead mainly Belgian groups in Africa... [Website in Dutch or French]
Auberge du Ranche de NgaoundabaAccommodation
L`auberge du ranche de Ngaoundaba est situee sur les plateaux de l`Adamaoua dans le nord du Cameroun a 34k de la ville de Ngaoundere...
Systematic list of the birds of the Cameroon from Jan Vermeulen...
There is two species of picathartes : the white-necked one and the grey-necked one. They are fine and slim birds, a little greater than a pigeon...
The Grey-necked Rockfowl of CameroonWebsite
The African rain forest contains a lot of mysteries and among them the picathartes. These birds, which live close to the rocks and nest in caves of the primary rain forest, preserve well the secrecy of their everyday life and the observations seem contradictory...
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