Ghana, december 2018

Ghana provides a wonderful introduction to West African birding. We may see 400 or more species of birds, including the following that we found on two previous trips: Hartlaub’s Duck, Black Sparrowhawk, Congo Serpent-Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Bat Hawk, White-spotted Flufftail, Forbes’s Plover, Gray Parrot, Great Blue Turaco, African Emerald Cuckoo, Fraser’s Eagle-Owl, Akun Eagle-Owl, African Wood-Owl, Brown Nightjar, Sabine’s Spinetail, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, White-bellied Kingfisher, Black Bee-eater, Rosy Bee-eater, Blue-moustached Bee-eater, Narina’s Trogon, Forest Wood-hoopoe, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Brown-cheeked Hornbill, 13 species of tinkerbirds and barbets, Fire-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Square-tailed Saw-wing, 15 species of greenbuls and their allies, Green and Lemon-bellied crombecs, Red-cheeked Wattle-eye, Yellow-headed Picathartes, 5 species of Illadopsis, 16 species of sunbirds, 4 species of malimbes, and Black-bellied Seedcracker!

Dates: 3–18 December 2018 (15 nights)
Group size: Minimum of 7, maximum of 8, with two expert local guides and Jeff Marks
Contact Jeff Marks for a prospectus: jsmarks17@gmail.com

Click here to read trip report from January 2018


              Birding with elephant, Mole National Park, January 2018 (Jeff Marks photo)

             Birding with elephant, Mole National Park, January 2018 (Jeff Marks photo)

 Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Abrafo Forest, November 2016 (Tom Franzen photo)

Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Abrafo Forest, November 2016 (Tom Franzen photo)

              Canopy walkway at Kakum National Park, January 2018 (Dan Casey photo)

             Canopy walkway at Kakum National Park, January 2018 (Dan Casey photo)

       Vieillot's Black Weaver, somewhere in Ghana, January 2018 (Dan Casey photo)

      Vieillot's Black Weaver, somewhere in Ghana, January 2018 (Dan Casey photo)