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ADVENTURE TOURS – Excellent way to see the natural world in Ghana.

ADVENTURE TOURS – Excellent way to see the natural world in Ghana.

          After we have been in Africa for 26 months moving from one country to the other for birds, we decided to go to Ghana for some forest species.We contacted the fat birding in Ghana Ashati Africa but the price they gave us was more than what we planed so we tried to look for another option but we didn`t trust the nest company. We decided to contact a friend in Togo who is a serious birder and has visited ghana so many times.

John assured us that is not a problem, he has a friend in Ghana called Kwame. A local guide and his ability in identifying and hearing the birds calls are superb and beyond expectation. We decided to go with John because we know him and trust him alot. He forwarded Kwame`s information to us. We therefore contacted Kwame right away and he assured us that he is always ready,we gave him the date we want to come and he also gave the amount we should pay for a day guiding which was almost half of the other birding company`s priceso we chose to go with Kwame once John has recomended him to us. At our arrival day Kwame came to meet us with 4×4 car to pick us up to the nearby bird friend hotel where we rest for the first night,he told us serious business will start the nest morning. Infact that made us very happy with him because we were in Ghana for serious business. After early breakfast the nest morning we departed from the hotel and started our 14 days trip with Kwame.Indeed there is no doubt John trusted him and recomended him to us. Kwame a young hardworking man who has dedicated his life and time to study the birds of Ghana, their calls and knows all the sites and where to go and see special birds. Within this 14 days we saw as much as 402 birds in both the shores, forest and savannah which includes

Little grebe

Long tailed cormorant

Black crowned night heron

White crested tiger heron

Green backed heron

Squacco heron

Cattle egret

Black heron

Western reef egret

Little egret

Great egret

Grey heron

Black headed heron

Purple heron

Hamerkop

Yellow billed stork

Saddle billed stork

Black stork

Wooly necked stork

Glossy ibis

Hadada ibis

White faced whistling duck

Hartlaubs duck

African pygmy goose

Spure winged goose

Palmnut vulture

Hooded vulture

White backed vulture

Bateleur

African harrier hawk

Black shoulded kite

Yellow billed kite

African cuckoo hawk

Western marsh harrier

Lizard buzzard

Gabar goshawk

Dark chanting goshawk

Shikra

African goshawk

Red thighed sparrow hawk

Congo serpent eagle

Long taied hawk

European honey buzzard

Grasshopper buzzard

Red necked buzzard

Long crested eagle

Cassins hawk eagle

Tawny eagle

Martial eagle

Common kestrel

Fox kestrel

Lanner falcon

Peregine falcon

Grey kestrel

Red necked falcon

Crested guineefowl

Helmeted guineefowl

Stone partridge

White throated francolin

Double spurred francolin

Ahanta francolin

White spotted flufftail

Black crake

African finfoot

Common morehen

African jacana

Eurasian oystercatcher

Black winged stilt

Senegal thick knee

Collared pratincole

Rock pratincole

Egyptian plover

Kittlitz plover

Forbes plover

Common ringed plover

African wattled lapwing

White headed lapwing

Spur winged lapwing

Grey plover

Black tailed godwit

Bar tailed godwit

Whimbrel

Little stint

Sanderling

Curlew sandpiper

Common red shank

Common green shank

Marsh sandpiper

Green sandpiper

Wood sandpiper

Common sandpiper

Ruddy turnstone

Greater painted snipe

Royal tern

Sandwich tern

Gull billed tern

Black tern

Four banded sandgrouse

Blue spotted wood dove

Black billed wood dove

Tambourine dove

Blue headed wood dove

African green pigeon

Bruces green pigeon

Western bronze naped pigeon

Speckled pigeon

Red eyed dove

Vinaceous dove

Laughing dove

Rose ringed parakeet

Senegal parot

Grey parot

Red fronted parot

Green turaco

Yellow billed turaco

Violet turaco

Great blue turaco

Western grey plantain eater

Leveillants cuckoo

Thick billed cuckoo

Black cuckoo

Klass`s cuckoo

Didric cuckoo

African emerald cuckoo

Yellow throated cuckoo

Yellow bill

Senegal cucal

Blue headed cucal

Frassers eagle owl

Akuns eagle owl

Greyish eagle owl

Northern white faced owl

Pearl spotted owlet

African scops owl

Long tailed nightjah

Standard winged nightjah

Sabines spinetail

Black spinetail

Cassins spinetail

Mottled spinetail

African palm swift

Little swift

Common swift

Striped kingfisher

African dwarf kingfisher

African pygmy kingfisher

Malachite kingfisher

Shinning blue kingfisher

Chocolate backed kingfisher

Grey headed kingfisher

Woodland kingfisher

Blue breasted kingfisher

Pied kingfisher

Giant kingfisher

Blue headed bee eater

Black bee eater

Rosy bee eater

Little bee eater

Swallow tailed bee eater

Red throated bee eater

White throated bee eater

European bee eater

Rufous crowned roller

Blue bellied roller

Abyssinian roller

Blue throated roller

Broad billed roller

Narina trogon

Forest wood hoopoe

Green wood hoopoe

Black scimitarbill

Black dwarf hornbill

Red billed dwarf hornbill

Red billed hornbill

African grey hornbill

African pied hornbill

Pipping hornbill

White crested hornbill

Abyssinian ground hornbill

Brown cheeked hornbill

Yellow casqued hornbill

Yellow fronted thinkerbird

Yellow throated thinkerbird

Red rumped thinkerbird

Speckled thinkerbird

Yellow spotted barbet

Hairy breasted barbet

Viellots barbet

Double toothed barbet

Bearded barbet

Bristle nosed barbet

Naked faced barbet

Yellow billed barbet

Cassins honeybird

Least honeyguide

Greater honeyguide

Fine spotted woodpecker

Golden tailed woodpecker

Grey woodpecker

Cardinal woodpecker

Buff spotted woodpecker

Little grey woodpecker

Gabon woodpecker

Fire bellied woodpecker

African piculet

Rufous sided broadbill

Flappet lark

Rufous rumped lark

Sun lark

Chestnut backed sparrow lark

Square tailed sawwing

Fanti sawwing

White throated blue swallow

Lesser striped swallow

Rufous chested swallow

Mosque swallow

Preuss`s cliff swallow

Ethiopean swallow

Barn swallow

African pied wagtail

Yellow wagtail

Yellow throated longclow

Plain backed pipit

Tree pipit

Red shoulded cuckooshrike

Purple throated cuckooshrike

Blue cuckooshrike

Slender bill greenbul

Little greenbul

Little grey greenbul

Cameroon sombre greenbul

Yellow whiskered greenbul

Golden greenbul

Honeyguide greenbul

Spotted greenbul

Icterine greenbul

Simple leaflove

Yellow throated leaflove

Swamp palm bulbul

Common bulbul

Western nicator

Red tailed bristlebill

Western bearded greenbul

Red tailed greenbul

Yellow bearded greenbul

Forest robin

White tailed alethe

White tailed ant thrush

Finschs flycatcher thrush

Snowy crowned robin chat

White crowned robin chat

African thrsh

Whinchat

White fronted black chat

Mocking cliff chat

African moustached warbler

Melodious warbler

Garden warbler

Senegal eremomela

Rufous crowned eremomela

Northern crombec

Green crombec

Lemmon bellied crombec

Willow warbler

Green hylia

Kemps longbill

Grey longbill

Violet backed hyliota

Red faced cisticola

Singing cisticola

Whistling cisticola

Rock loving cisticola

Short winged cisticola

Rufous cisticola

Winding cisticola

Croaking cisticola

Zitting cisticola

Black backed cisticola

Tawny flanked prinia

Red wimged warbler

Yellow breasted apalis

Black capped apalis

Sharps apalis

Grey backed cameroptera

Yelllow browed cameroptera

Olive green cameroptera

Oriole warbler

Frasers forest flycatcher

Northern black flycatcher

Pale flycatcher

Ushers flycatcher

Cassins flycatcher

Dusky blue flycatcher

Spotted flycatcher

Swamp flycatcher

Lead collared flycatcher

Pied flycatcher

African paradise flycatcher

Red bellied paradise flycatcher

Chestnut capped flycatcher

African blue flycatcher

Blue headed crested flycatcher

Black and white flycatcher

Senegal batis

Chestnut wattle eye

Red cheeked wattle eye

Common wattled eye

Yellow headed picathartes

Black capped babbler

Capuchin babbler

Brown illadopsis

Rufous winged illadopsis

Puvels illadopsis

White shoulded black tit

Tit hylia

Yellow white eye

Western violet backed sunbird

Brown sunbird

Green sunbird

Little green sunbird

Reichembachs sunbird

Green headed sunbird

Blue throated brown sunbird

Olive sunbird

Buff throated sunbird

Collared sunbird

Pygmy sunbird

Olive bellied sunbird

Beautiful sunbird

Scarlet cested sunbird

Johannas sunbird

Superb sunbird

Splendid sunbird

Copper sunbird

Common fiscal

Yellow billed shrike

Sulphur breasted bush shrike

Marsh tchagra

Black crowned tchagra

Brown crowned tchagra

Sabines puffback

Northern puffback

Brubru

Yellow crowned gonolec

White helmet shrike

Red billed helmet shrike

Black winged oriole

Western black headed oriole

African golden oriole

Shining drongo

Fork tailed drongo

Velvet mantled drongo

Piapiac

Pied crow

Narrow tailed starling

Forest chestnut winged starling

Copper tailed starling

Splendid glossy starling

Purple glossy starling

Long tailed starling

Chestnut bellied starling

Violet backed starling

Northern grey headed sparrow

Bush petronia

Chestnut crowned sparrow weaver

Little weaver

Black necked weaver

Orange weaver

Village weaver

Vitelling masked weaver

Yellow mantled weaver

Vieillots black weaver

Maxwells black weaver

Preuss`s weaver

Grosbeak weaver

Blue billed malimbe

Crested malimbe

Red vented malimbe

Red headed malimbe

Yellow mantled widowbird

Northern red hishop

Black winged bishop

Grey headed negrofinch

Chestnut breasted negrofinch

White breasted negrofinch

Western bluebill

Black bellied seedcracker

Bar breasted firefinch

Red billed firefinch

Black bellied firefinch

Lavender waxbill

Orange cheeked waxbill

Black rumped waxbill

Red cheeked cordonblue

Zebra waxbill

Black faced quailfinch

Bronze mannikin

Black and white mannikin

Magpie mannikin

Pin tailed whydah

Yellow fronted canary

Cinnamon breasted rock bunting

JAKE, CORLEY and SARRAH