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List of Birds of Ghana

List of Birds of Ghana

There is no destination in West Africa and in fact Africa as a whole that is like Ghana. Birding in Ghana presents you with the opportunity to see the Yellow-headed Picathartes or the White Necked Rock Fowl which is the most sought after birds in Africa.

The Forest Zone of Ghana is incredible from Kakum to Ankasa forest to New Edubiase forest, Sushen, Nsuta, Bobiri, Opuro, Atewa, and Kalakpa forest, Ghana has it all as the supply of forest jewels in this forest is unbeatable. The wonderful kakum canopy walkway remains the best place to see forest birds in this world. It brings you eyeball to eyeball with the canopy species

With over 755 species of birds, Ghana is an ideal bird-watching destination

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  • Abdim’s stork
  • Abyssinian ground hornbill
  • Abyssinian roller
  • Afep pigeon
  • African barred owlet
  • African black duck
  • African blue flycatcher
  • African broadbill
  • African collared dove
  • African crake
  • African cuckoo
  • African cuckoo-hawk
  • African darter
  • African dwarf kingfisher
  • African emerald cuckoo
  • African finfoot
  • African firefinch
  • African fish eagle
  • African forest-flycatcher
  • African golden oriole
  • African gray hornbill
  • African gray woodpecker
  • African green pigeon
  • African harrier hawk
  • African hawk eagle
  • African hobby
  • African jacana
  • African openbill
  • African palm swift
  • African paradise flycatcher
  • African piculet
  • African pied hornbill
  • African pied wagtail
  • African pitta
  • African pygmy goose
  • African pygmy kingfisher
  • African reed warbler
  • African sacred ibis
  • African scops-owl
  • African shrike flycatcher
  • African silverbill
  • African skimmer
  • African spoonbill
  • African spotted creeper
  • African swamphen
  • African swift
  • African thrush
  • African wood-owl
  • African yellow white-eye
  • Ahanta francolin
  • Akun eagle-owl
  • Allen’s gallinule
  • Alpine swift
  • American golden-plover
  • Ansorge’s greenbul
  • Aquatic warbler
  • Arabian bustard
  • Arctic tern
  • Ashy flycatcher
  • Ayres’s hawk-eagle
  • Black crake
  • Baird’s sandpiper
  • Baka indigobird
  • Band snake-eagle
  • Banded martin
  • Band-rumped storm petrel
  • Bank swallow
  • Bar-breasted firefinch
  • Barn owl
  • Barn swallow
  • Bar-tailed godwit
  • Bat hawk
  • Bateleur
  • Bates’s sunbird
  • Bates’s swift
  • Baumann’s greenbul
  • Bearded barbet
  • Beaudouin’s snake-eagle
  • Beautiful sunbird
  • Bioko batis
  • Black bee-eater
  • Black coucal
  • Black cuckoo
  • Black dwarf hornbill
  • Black goshawk
  • Black heron
  • Black kite
  • Black noddy
  • Black scimitarbill
  • Black spinetail
  • Black stork
  • Black tern
  • Black-and-white casqued hornbill
  • Black-and-white mannikin
  • Black-and-white shrike-flycatcher
  • Black-backed cisticola
  • Black-bellied bustard
  • Black-bellied firefinch
  • Black-bellied plover
  • Black-bellied seed-cracker
  • Black-billed wood dove
  • Blackcap babbler
  • Blackcap illadopsis
  • Black-capped apalis
  • Black-capped rufous-warbler
  • Black-casqued hornbill
  • Black-collared lovebird
  • Black-crowned crane
  • Black-crowned night heron
  • Black-crowned tchagra
  • Black-faced firefinch
  • Black-headed bee-eater
  • Black-headed gull
  • Black-headed heron
  • Black-headed lapwing
  • Black-headed paradise-flycatcher
  • Black-headed weaver
  • Black-necked weaver
  • Black-rumped buttonquail
  • Black-rumped waxbill
  • Black-shouldered nightjar
  • Black-tailed godwit
  • Black-throated coucal
  • Black-winged bishop
  • Black-winged kite
  • Black-winged oriole
  • Black-winged pratincole
  • Black-winged stilt
  • Blue cuckoo-shrike
  • Blue malkoha
  • Blue moustached bee-eater
  • Blue quail
  • Blue rock-thrush
  • Blue-bellied roller
  • Blue-billed malimbe
  • Blue-breasted kingfisher
  • Blue-cheeked bee-eater
  • Blue-headed coucal
  • Blue-headed crested-flycatcher
  • Blue-headed wood dove
  • Blue-shouldered robin-chat
  • Blue-spotted wood dove
  • Bluethroat
  • Blue-throated brown-sunbird
  • Blue-throated roller
  • Booted eagle
  • Bridled tern
  • Bristle-nosed barbet
  • Broad-billed roller
  • Bronze mannikin
  • Bronze-napped pigeon
  • Bronze-tailed starling
  • Bronze-winged courser
  • Brown babbler
  • Brown booby
  • Brown illadopsis
  • Brown nightjar
  • Brown noddy
  • Brown snake-eagle
  • Brown-backed woodpecker
  • Brown-cheeked hornbill
  • Brown-chested alethe
  • Brown-chested lapwing
  • Brown-crowned tchagra
  • Brown-eared woodpecker
  • Brown-necked parrot
  • Brown-rumped bunting
  • Brown-throated wattle-eye
  • Brubru
  • Bruce’s green pigeon
  • Buff-breasted sandpiper
  • Buff-spotted flufftail
  • Buff-spotted woodpecker
  • Buff-throated sunbird
  • Bulwer’s petrel
  • Cabanis’s bunting
  • Cameroon indigobird
  • Cape gannet
  • Cape teal
  • Capuchin babbler
  • Cardinal woodpecker
  • Carmelite sunbird
  • Caspian tern
  • Cassin’s flycatcher
  • Cassin’s hawk eagle
  • Cassin’s honeyguide
  • Cassin’s spinetail
  • Cattle egret
  • Chestnut owlet
  • Chestnut-backed sparrow-lark
  • Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse
  • Chestnut-bellied starling
  • Chestnut-breasted nigrita
  • Chestnut-capped flycatcher
  • Chestnut-crowned sparrow-weaver
  • Chestnut-winged starling
  • Chocolate-backed kingfisher
  • Collared pratincole
  • Collared sunbird
  • Common bulbul
  • Common buzzard
  • Common chiffchaff
  • Common cuckoo
  • Common grasshopper warbler
  • Common greenshank
  • Common house-martin
  • Common myna
  • Common nightingale
  • Common pochard
  • Common quail
  • Common redshank
  • Common redstart
  • Common sandpiper
  • Common shelduck
  • Common snipe
  • Common swift
  • Common tern
  • Common waxbill
  • Common-ringed plover
  • Compact weaver
  • Congo serpent-eagle
  • Copper sunbird
  • Copper-tailed starling
  • Corn crake
  • Cory’s shearwater
  • Cream-colored courser
  • Crested guineafowl
  • Crested malimbe
  • Croaking cisticola
  • Crowned eagle
  • Curlew sandpiper
  • Cut-throat
  • Damara tern
  • Dark-chanting goshawk
  • Denham’s bustard
  • Dideric cuckoo
  • Dorst’s cisticola
  • Double-spurred francolin
  • Double-toothed barbet
  • Dunlin
  • Dusky long-tailed cuckoo
  • Dusky tit
  • Dusky-blue flycatcher
  • Dusky-crested flycatcher
  • Dwarf bittern
  • Dybowsky’s twinspot
  • Eastern olivaceous warbler
  • Egyptian goose
  • Egyptian plover
  • Eleonora’s falcon
  • Emin’s shrike
  • Ethiopian swallow
  • Eurasian blackcap
  • Eurasian curlew
  • Eurasian golden oriole
  • Eurasian hobby
  • Eurasian hoopoe
  • Eurasian kestrel
  • Eurasian marsh-harrier
  • Eurasian moorhen
  • Eurasian nightjar
  • Eurasian oystercatcher
  • Eurasian reed warbler
  • Eurasian scops-owl
  • Eurasian wigeon
  • Eurasian wryneck
  • European bee-eater
  • European honey buzzard
  • European pied flycatcher
  • European roller
  • European storm petrel
  • European turtle dove
  • Exclamatory paradise-whydah
  • Familiar chat
  • Fanti drongo
  • Fanti sawwing
  • Ferruginous duck
  • Fiery-breasted bush-shrike
  • Fine-spotted woodpecker
  • Finsch’s flycatcher-thrush
  • Fire-bellied woodpecker
  • Flappet lark
  • Forbe’s plover
  • Forest penduline-tit
  • Forest robin
  • Forest scrub-robin
  • Forest wood hoopoe
  • Four-banded sandgrouse
  • Fox kestrel
  • Fraser’s eagle-owl
  • Fraser’s sunbird
  • Freckled nightjar
  • Fulvous whistling duck
  • Gaber goshawk
  • Gambaga flycatcher
  • Garden warbler
  • Garganey
  • Ghana cuckoo-shrike
  • Giant kingfisher
  • Glossy ibis
  • Glossy-backed drongo
  • Golden greenbul
  • Golden-breasted bunting
  • Golden-tailed woodpecker
  • Goliath heron
  • Gosling’s bunting
  • Grasshopper buzzard
  • Gray greenbul
  • Gray ground-thrush
  • Gray heron
  • Gray kestrel
  • Gray longbill
  • Gray parrot
  • Gray pratincole
  • Gray tit-flycatcher
  • Gray wagtail
  • Gray-headed bristlebill
  • Gray-headed bush-shrike
  • Gray-headed kingfisher
  • Gray-headed nigrita
  • Gray-headed oliveback
  • Gray-hooded gull
  • Grayish eagle-owl
  • Gray-rumped swallow
  • Gray-throated rail
  • Gray-throated tit-flycatcher
  • Great bittern
  • Great blue turaco
  • Great cormorant
  • Great egret
  • Great gray shrike
  • Great reed warbler
  • Great shearwater
  • Great skua
  • Great snipe
  • Great spotted cuckoo
  • Great white pelican
  • Greater blue-eared starling
  • Greater honeyguide
  • Greater painted snipe
  • Greater swamp warbler
  • Greater whitethroat
  • Green bee-eater
  • Green crombec
  • Green hylia
  • Green sandpiper
  • Green sunbird
  • Green wood hoopoe
  • Green-backed camaroptera
  • Green-backed twinspot
  • Green-backed woodpecker
  • Green-headed sunbird
  • Green-tailed bristlebill
  • Green-winged pytilia
  • Green-winged teal
  • Grosbeak weaver
  • Guinea turaco
  • Gull-billed tern
  • Hadada ibis
  • Hairy-breasted barbet
  • Hamerkop
  • Harlequin quail
  • Hartlaub’s duck
  • Helmeted guineafowl
  • Heuglin’s masked weaver
  • Heuglin’s wheatear
  • Honeyguide greenbul
  • Hooded vulture
  • Horus swift
  • House sparrow
  • Iberian chiffchaff
  • Icterine greenbul
  • Icterine warbler
  • Intermediate egret
  • Jack snipe
  • Jambandu indigobird
  • Johanna’s sunbird
  • Kemp’s longbill
  • Kentish plover
  • Kitilitz’s plover
  • Klaas’s cuckoo
  • Knob-billed duck
  • Lagden’s bush-shrike
  • Lanner falcon
  • Lappet-faced vulture
  • Latham’s francolin
  • Laughing dove
  • Lavender waxbill
  • Leach’s storm petrel
  • Leaf-love
  • Least honeyguide
  • Lemon dove
  • Lemon-bellied crombec
  • Lesser black-headed gull
  • Lesser blue-eared starling
  • Lesser crested tern
  • Lesser flamingo
  • Lesser honeyguide
  • Lesser jacana
  • Lesser kestrel
  • Lesser moorhen
  • Lesser striped swallow
  • Lesser yellowlegs
  • Levaillant’s cuckoo
  • Little bee-eater
  • Little bittern
  • Little crake
  • Little egret
  • Little flycatcher
  • Little grebe
  • Little green sunbird
  • Little green woodpecker
  • Little greenbul
  • Little gull
  • Little rush warbler
  • Little stint
  • Little swift
  • Little tern
  • Little weaver
  • Little-ringed plover
  • Lizard buzzard
  • Long-billed pipit
  • Long-crested eagle
  • Long-legged buzzard
  • Long-tailed cormorant
  • Long-tailed glossy-starling
  • Long-tailed hawk
  • Long-tailed jaeger
  • Long-tailed nightjar
  • Lowland akalat
  • Lowland sooty boubou
  • Lyre-tailed honeyguide
  • Magpie mannikin
  • Malachite kingfisher
  • Maned owl
  • Manx shearwater
  • Many-colored bush-shrike
  • Marabou stork
  • Marsh sandpiper
  • Marsh tchagra
  • Martial eagle
  • Maxwell’s black weaver
  • Melancholey woodpecker
  • Melodious warbler
  • Mocking cliff-chat
  • Montagu’s harrier
  • Mosque swallow
  • Mottled spinetail
  • Mottled swift
  • Mountain wagtail
  • Mourning collared dove
  • Mouse-brown sunbird
  • Moustached grass-warbler
  • Naked-faced barbet
  • Namaqua dove
  • Narina trogon
  • Narrow-tailed starling
  • Nimba flycatcher
  • Nkulengu rail
  • Northern black-flycatcher
  • Northern carmine bee-eater
  • Northern crombec
  • Northern fiscal
  • Northern gray-headed sparrow
  • Northern pintail
  • Northern puffback
  • Northern red bishop
  • Northern red-billed hornbill
  • Northern shoveler
  • Northern wheatear
  • Northern white-faced owl
  • Olivaceous flycatcher
  • Olive ibis
  • Olive long-tailed cuckoo
  • Olive sunbird
  • Olive-bellied sunbird
  • Olive-green camaroptera
  • Orange weaver
  • Orange-cheeked waxbill
  • Oriole warbler
  • Ortolan bunting
  • Osprey
  • Ovambo sparrow-hawk
  • Pacific golden-plover
  • Pale flycatcher
  • Pale-breasted illadopsis
  • Pale-fronted nigrita
  • Pallid harrier
  • Pallid swift
  • Palm-nut vulture
  • Parasitic jaeger
  • Parasitic weaver
  • Pearl-spotted-owlet
  • Pectoral sandpiper
  • Pel’s fishing owl
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Piapiac
  • Pied avocet
  • Pied crow
  • Pied cuckoo
  • Pied kingfisher
  • Pied-winged swallow
  • Pink-backed pelican
  • Pin-tailed whydah
  • Piping hornbill
  • Plain greenbul
  • Plain martin
  • Plain nightjar
  • Plain-backed pipit
  • Pomarine jaeger
  • Preuss’s swallow
  • Preuss’s weaver
  • Purple heron
  • Purple starling
  • Purple-throated cuckoo-shrike
  • Puvel’s illadopsis
  • Pygmy sunbird
  • Quail plover
  • Quail-finch
  • Quail-finch indigobird
  • Red knot
  • Red-billed dwarf hornbill
  • Red-billed firefinch
  • Red-billed helmet shrike
  • Red-billed quelea
  • Red-cheeked cordon-bleu
  • Red-cheeked wattle-eye
  • Red-chested cuckoo
  • Red-chested flufftail
  • Red-chested goshawk
  • Red-chested owlet
  • Red-chested swallow
  • Red-collared widowbird
  • Red-eyed dove
  • Red-faced cisticola
  • Red-faced pytilia
  • Red-footed falcon
  • Red-fronted ant-pecker
  • Red-fronted parrot
  • Red-headed lovebird
  • Red-headed malimbe
  • Red-headed quelea
  • Red-headed weaver
  • Red-necked buzzard
  • Red-necked falcon
  • Red-necked nightjar
  • Red-necked phalarope
  • Red-rumped swallow
  • Red-rumped tinkerbird
  • Red-shouldered cuckoo-shrike
  • Red-tailed bristlebill
  • Red-tailed greenbul
  • Red-thighed sparrow-hawk
  • Red-throated bee-eater
  • Red-throated pipit
  • Red-vented malimbe
  • Red-winged prinia
  • Red-winged pytilia
  • Reichenbach’s sunbird
  • Rock martin
  • Rock pigeon
  • Rock pratincole
  • Rock-loving cisticola
  • Roseate tern
  • Rose-ringed parakeet
  • Rosy bee-eater
  • Royal tern
  • Ruddy turnstone
  • Ruff
  • Rufous cisticola
  • Rufous fishing owl
  • Rufous flycatcher-thrush
  • Rufous-chested swallow
  • Rufous-crowned eremomela
  • Rufous-crowned roller
  • Rufous-rumped lark
  • Rufous-sided broadbill
  • Rufous-tailed rock-thrush
  • Rufous-tailed scrub-robin
  • Rufous-winged illadopsis
  • Rufous-winged illadopsis
  • Ruppell’s griffon
  • Sabine’s gull
  • Sabine’s puffback
  • Sabine’s spinetail
  • Saddle-billed stork
  • Sahel bush sparrow
  • Sahel paradise-whydah
  • Sanderling
  • Sandwich tern
  • Sandy scops-owl
  • Savi’s warbler
  • Scarlet-chested sunbird
  • Scissor-tailed kite
  • Secretary bird
  • Sedge warbler
  • Senegal batis
  • Senegal coucal
  • Senegal eremomela
  • Senegal lapwing
  • Senegal parrot
  • Senegal thick-knee
  • Sharpe’s apalis
  • Shelley’s eagle-owl
  • Shikra
  • Shinning blue kingfisher
  • Shinning drongo
  • Short-toed snake-eagle
  • Siffling cisticola
  • Simple greenbul
  • Singing bush-lark
  • Singing cisticola
  • Slender-billed greenbul
  • Slender-billed gull
  • Slender-billed weaver
  • Small buttonquail
  • Snowy-crowned robin-chat
  • Sooty shearwater
  • Sooty tern
  • Speckled pigeon
  • Speckled tinkerbird
  • Speckle-fronted weaver
  • Splendid starling
  • Splendid sunbird
  • Spot-breasted ibis
  • Spotted crake
  • Spotted flycatcher
  • Spotted greenbul
  • Spotted honeyguide
  • Spotted redshank
  • Spotted thick-knee
  • Spur-winged goose
  • Spur-winged lapwing
  • Squacco heron
  • Square-tailed sawwing
  • Standard-winged nightjar
  • Stone partridge
  • Striated heron
  • Striped crake
  • Striped kingfisher
  • Sulphur-breasted bush-shrike
  • Sun lark
  • Superb sunbird
  • Swallow-tailed bee-eater
  • Swamp flycatcher
  • Swamp greenbul
  • Swamp nightjar
  • Tambourine dove
  • Tawny eagle
  • Tawny pipit
  • Tawny-flanked prinia
  • Temmick’s courser
  • Temmnick’s stint
  • Terek sandpiper
  • Tessmann’s flycatcher
  • Thick-billed cuckoo
  • Thick-billed honeyguide
  • Three-banded plover
  • Tiny sunbird
  • Tit-hylia
  • Togo-paradise whydah
  • Tree pipit
  • Tropical boubou
  • Tufted duck
  • Ussher’s flycatcher
  • Variable sunbird
  • Verreaux’s eagle-owl
  • Vieillot’s barbet
  • Vieillot’s weaver
  • Village indigobird
  • Village weaver
  • Vinaceous dove
  • Violet turaco
  • Violet-backed hyliota
  • Violet-backed starling
  • Vitelline masked weaver
  • Wahlberg’s eagle
  • Wahlberg’s honeyguide
  • Water thick-knee
  • Wattled lapwing
  • Wattled starling
  • West African batis
  • West African seedeater
  • West African wattle-eye
  • Western bearded-greenbul
  • Western black-headed oriole
  • Western bluebill
  • Western bonelli’s warbler
  • Western nicator
  • Western olivaceous warbler
  • Western plantain-eater
  • Western reef heron
  • Western square-tailed drongo
  • Western violet-backed sunbird
  • Western yellow wagtail
  • Whimbrel
  • Whinchat
  • Whiskered tern
  • Whistling cisticola
  • White helmet shrike
  • White stork
  • White wagtail
  • White-backed night-heron
  • White-backed vulture
  • White-bellied bustard
  • White-bellied kingfisher
  • White-billed buffalo-weaver
  • White-breasted cuckoo-shrike
  • White-breasted guineafowl
  • White-breasted nigrita
  • White-browed forest flycatcher
  • White-crested bittern
  • White-crested hornbill
  • White-crowned robin-chat
  • White-faced whistling duck
  • White-fronted black chat
  • White-fronted plover
  • White-headed lapwing
  • White-headed vulture
  • White-headed wood hoopoe
  • White-necked rockfowl
  • White-rumped sandpiper
  • White-rumped seedeater
  • White-rumped swift
  • White-shouldered black-tit
  • White-spotted flufftail
  • White-tailed alethe
  • White-tailed ant-thrush
  • White-tailed tropicbird
  • White-throated bee-eater
  • White-throated blue swallow
  • White-throated francolin
  • White-throated greenbul
  • White-winged tern
  • Willcocks’s honeyguide
  • Willow warbler
  • Wilson’s indigobird
  • Wilson’s storm petrel
  • Winding cisticola
  • Wire-tailed swallow
  • Wood sandpiper
  • Wood warbler
  • Woodchat shrike
  • Woodland kingfisher
  • Woolly-necked stork
  • Yellow penduline-tit
  • Yellow-bearded greenbul
  • Yellow-bellied hyliota
  • Yellow-billed barbet
  • Yellow-billed ox-pecker
  • Yellow-billed shrike
  • Yellow-billed stork
  • Yellow-billed turaco
  • Yellow-billed wattle-eye
  • Yellow-breasted apalis
  • Yellow-browed camaroptera
  • Yellow-casqued hornbill
  • Yellow-crowned bishop
  • Yellow-crowned gonolek
  • Yellow-footed honeyguide
  • Yellow-fronted canary
  • Yellow-fronted tinkerbird
  • Yellow-mantled weaver
  • Yellow-mantled widowbird
  • Yellow-rumped tinkerbird
  • Yellow-spotted barbet
  • Yellow-throated cuckoo
  • Yellow-throated greenbul
  • Yellow-throated longclaw
  • Yellow-throated tinkerbird
  • Yellow-whiskered greenbul
  • Zebra waxbill
  • Zitting cisticola

Best time for birding in Ghana

The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons. North Ghana experiences its rainy season from April to mid-October while South Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to mid-November. The tropical climate of Ghana is relatively mild for its latitude.

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