2015 TRIP REPORT

             GUIDES…..Kwame Brown and Kwasi Nkrumah

Our private Ghana trip proved  yet again to be a resounding success we noted up a fantastic 302 species in 8 days, making a good one week trip to this superb West African country.



23rd…..Sakumono lagoon-muni lagoon-winniba plains

24nd…..Kakum national park

25th…..Sushen forest

26th……Jawari road-sushen forest

27th……Antwikwaa-river pra-subiri forest

28th……Subiri forest-Ankasa forest


30th…..Ankasa-brenu beach road-Departure

                   SPECIES LIST

Pied kingfisher

Green backed heron

Splendid sunbird


Marsh sandpiper

Curlew sandpiper

Black winged stilt

Eurasian oystercatcher

Royal tern

Laughing dove

Ruddy turnstone

Gull billed tern

Sandwich tern

White throated bee eater

Broad billed roller

Western reef egret

Western marsh harrier

Yellow billed kite

 Black shoulded kite


Little stint

Grey heron

Black tailed godwit

Copper sunbird

Black heron

Black cucal

Black necked weaver

Littlt bee eater

American golden plover

Grey plover

Pied crow

White fronted plover

Grey headed sparrow

Grey hornbill

Lanner falcon

 Yellow mantled widowbird

Bronze mannikin

Bar breasted firefinch

Common wattle eye

Village weaver

Black crowned tchagra

Blue spotted wood dove

Double spured francolin

Yellow crowned gonolec

Woodchat shrike

Black bellied bustard

Black billed wood dove

Common bulbul

Snowy crowned robin chat

Short winged cisticola

Tawny flanked prinia

Singing cisticola

Vieillots black weaver

Lizard buzzard

Vieillots barbet

African hobby

Green turaco

Pied wagtail

Plain backed pipit

Pale flycatcher

Plantain eater

Vinaceous dove

Red eyed dove

Cattle egret

Little egret

Green crombec

Yellow wagtail

Yellow white eye

Grey hornbill

Camaroon sombre greenbul

Little greenbul

 Red bellied paradise flycatcher

Chestnut wattle eye

White crested hornbill

Didric cuckoo

Red fronted parrot

Common swift

Finschs flycatcher thrush

Klass`s cuckoo

Icterine greenbul

Rufous sided broadbill

Yellow whiskered greenbul

Kemps longbill

Red billed helmetshrike

Splendid glossy starling

Fire bellied woodpecker

Yellow bill

African dwarf hornbill

Gabon woodpecker

Violet backed hyliota

Golden greenbul

Naked faced barbet

Pied hornbill

Grey headed negrofinch

 Shrike flycatcher

Yellow mantled weaver

Rufous capped flycatcher

Rufous crowned eremomela

Usshers flycatcher

Narrow tailed starling

White breasted negrofinch

Yellow billed turaco

Yellow spotted barbet

Palmnut vulture

African harrier hawk

Blue throated roller

Blue bellied roller

Velvet mantled drongo

Tambourine dove

Cassins hawk eagle

Black winged oriole

Yellow throted thinkerbird

Speckled thinkerbird

Blue billed malimbe

Hairy breasted barbet

Sabines spinetail

Swamp palm bulbul

Frasers eagle owl

Red faced cisticola

Whistling cisticola

Lesser striped swallow

Fanti sawwing

Common fiscal

Mottled spinetail

African goshawk

Simple leaflove

African pygmy kingfisher

Western nicator

Black bellied firefinch

Puvels illadopsis

Crested malimbe

African green pigeon

Black bee eater

Brown crowned tchagra

Violet backed starling

African cuckoo hawk

Black and white flycatcher

Sooty boubou

Red vented malimbe

Chestnut breasted negrofinch

Western bluebill

Willow warbler

African dwarf kingfisher

Buff spotted woodpecker

Red rumped thinkerbird

Rosy bee eater

Woodland kingfisher

African emerald cuckoo

Black headed oriole

Olive sunbird

Blue throated brown sunbird

Brown cheeked hornbill

Chocolate backed kingfisher

Akuns eagle owl

Red billed dwarf hornbill

Black and white mannikin

Olive bellied sunbird

Cassins spinetail

African cuckoo

Senegal cucal

Cassins honeybird

Honeyguide greenbull

Little grey greenbul

Levailants cuckoo

Dusky blue flycatcher

Brown illadopsis

Red cheeked wattle eye

Lead collared flycatcher

Rufous chested swallow

Little swift

Hooded vulture

Red necked buzzard

Green sunbird

Sharps apalis

Black bellied seedcracker

Tit hylia

Grey throated flycatcher

Olive green cameroptera

Congo serpent eagle

White spotted flufftail

Red headed  malimbe

Preuss`s cliff swallow

White headed lapwing

Rock pratincole

White throated blue swallow

Green sandpiper

Common sandpiper

Senegal thick knee

Malachite kingfisher

Orange weaver

Squacco heron

Long tailed ormorant

Piping hornbill

Black crake

African jacana

Dwarf bittern

Bristle nosed barbet

Yellow billed barbet

Bronze naped pigeon

Red tailed bristlebill

Western bearded greenbul

Bates swift

Blue headed cucal

Bat hawk

White tailed alethe

Long tailed hawk

Blue headed crested flycatcher

Black spinetail

Forest wood hoopoe

Blue cuckooshrike

African piculet

Chestnut winged starling

Copper tailed starling

Brown sunbird

Thick billed cuckoo

African palm swift

Green wwod hoopoe

Preuss`s weaver

Spotted greenbul

Yellow throated longclow

Slender billed greenbul

African thrush

Zitting cisticola

Frasers forest flycatcher

Brown babbler

Jahannas sunbird

Brown crowned tchagra

Black winged bishop

Magpie mannikin

Pin tailed whydah

Glossy ibis

Eyres`s hawk eagle

Afep pigeon

Rock pigeon

Black cuckoo

Brown nightjah

Double toothed barbet

Black throated cucal

Hartlaubs duck

African darter

Giant kingfisher

Reichenbachs sunbird

Green headed sunbird

Red billed dwarf hornbill

Common morehen

African finfoot

African pygmy goose

Cassins flycatcher

Common cuckoo

Olive long tailed cuckoo

Yellow bearded greengul

Blue headed wood dove

Black capped illadopsis

Great blue turaco

Pale breasted illadopsis

Rofous winged illadopsis

Forest robin

Shining blue kingfisher

Shining drongo

Yellow casqued hornbill

Honney buzzard

Square tailed sawwing

White tailed ant thrush

Red chested owlet

Frasers sunbird

Blue breasted kingfisher

Grey parrot

Dusky long tailed  cuckoo

Crested guineefowl

Narina trogon

Black capped apalis

Compact weaver

Barn swallow

Ethiopian swallow

Mosque swallow

Sulphur breasted bush shrike

Purple throated cuckooshrike

Marsh tchagra

Peregrine falcon


Red winged warbler

Blue billed firefinch

Black rumped waxbill

Intermediate  egret

Great spotted cuckoo

Spotted flycatcher

Long tailed nightjah

Greyish eagle owl

African wattled lapwing

Black crowned night heron

Great egret

Purple heron

Kittlitz`s  plover

Common ringed plover

Common redshank

Common greenshank

Little green woodpecker

Red tailed greenbul

Yellow browed cameroptera

Little grey flycatcher

Brown babbler

Forest penduline tit.