Birding Factoids

730 species
in 72 families

No endemic species
18 speciality species
12 endangered species
3 week trip expectation -
about 350 species

    Côte
    d'Ivoire
    Hotspots
Checklist of Cote d'Ivoire BirdsTours and GuidesEco-LodgesSpeciality BirdsMap and General Country InformationClimate

 
Cote d'Ivoire Specialities
Lesser Jacana - Photo copyright Peter Miller
Photo copyright Peter Miller
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Black Magpie - Photo Copyright Lawrence Poh
Photo copyright Laurence Poh
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Spotted Thick-knee (Stone Curlew) - Photo copyright Naota Noda
Photo copyright Naota Noda
     
    ....Taï National Park, Cote d'Ivoire - Over 230 bird
      species have been recorded, 143 typical of primary forest, including white-breasted guineafowl, Nimba flycatcher, western wattled cuckoo-shrike, and yellow-throated olive greenbul.
    ...
    ....Comoé National Park - information on this Biosphere Reserve and 
      Natural World Heritage Site
    ...
    ....Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve - There are
      a number of rare and endemic bird species in this park.
    ...
    ....Trip Report - Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso - by Eric Toorman. 
      I visited Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso from 14 May until 11 June 1993, were I visited a few friends working for NGOs. The trip was not designed for birding in the first place; rather, I took every opportunity to go bird watching wherever I was. 
    ...
    ....Trip Report: Ivory Coast. 25 February Ė 24 March 1999. A birdwatching
      travel report by Michiel de Boer. The main reason to go to Ivory Coast was to try and find the "Yellow-headed Rockfowl" or White-necked Rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus) which to me seemed to be the most amazing and bizarre bird in the world. This bird is only known from Ivory Coast and adjacent Liberia and was our target bird. I went there without a proper preparatory research and only with the ominous information that the only known breeding site of this bird was destroyed and the bird was only seen incidentally. What I didnít know was that a new site was discovered in 1984 more than a dayís hike in the middle of the fantastic rainforest of Tai National Park. I and my friend (Ronald Jansen) found out this while we were there and of course Tai NP was on our list of sites to be visited. During this trip I had probably the most spectacular sighting that I have ever had in 25 years of birdwatching and other numerous occasions of fantastic sightings of birds and animals made this a memorable trip.
                                                       
    ...
    ....Trip Report - Ivory Coast: April - June, 2000 - by Frank Rheindt. This
      extensive trip report covers all the main sites in the Ivory Coast, including:
      • Tai National Park
      • The Yapo Forest
      • Comoe National Park
      A full trip list with all species is also included.
    ...
    Factoids taken from Where to Watch Birds in Africa - by Nigel Wheatley.

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Endemics and Specialities

in Cote d'Ivoire

Information on endemics and specialities is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.05, supplemented by material found in Where to Watch Birds in Africa - by Nigel Wheatley. African speciality birds, while not endemic, are those that can only be found in three or less countries of Africa. Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International.  The endemic, endangered and speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species noted below have been made in Cote d'Ivoire. 

 
Endemics in Cote d'Ivoire
None
Endangered Birds in Cote d'Ivoire
(endemics are printed in bold italic)

Breeding Birds

Non-Breeding Birds

___ Ballman's (Gola) Malimbe
___ Black-capped Rufous Warbler
___ Ghana Cuckooshrike
___ Green-tailed Bristlebill
___ Rufous Fishing-Owl
___ West African Black-flycatcher
___ White-breasted Guinea-fowl
___ White-eyed (Sierra Leone)
___ Prinia
___ White-necked Rockfowl
___ Yellow-bearded Bulbul
___ Yellow-footed Honeyguide
___ Lesser Kestrel

Other Speciality and Spectacular Birds in Cote d'Ivoire
(adapted from Where to Watch Birds in Africa - by Nigel Wheatley.)

___ African Finfoot
___ Ballman's Malimbe
___ Black Bee-eater
___ Black-collared Lovebird
___ Blue-headed Bee-eater
___ Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
___ Egyptian Plover
___ Forbes Plover
___ Ghana Cuckoo-shrike
___ Iris Glossy-Starling
___ Jameson's Antpecker
___ Liberian Black-Flycatcher
___ Long-tailed Hawk
___ Red-cheeked Wattle-eye
___ Rufous Fishing-Owl
___ White-breasted Guinea-fowl
___ White-necked Rockfowl
___ Yellow-throated Cuckoo

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Weather and Best Birding

 Information obtained fromand
from Where to Watch Birds in Africa - by Nigel Wheatley.


Month Birding Conditions Abidjan
Temperature 
F / C
 Rainfall 
(inches)
January Good birding
79.9 / 26.6
0.9
February Best birding
81.5 / 27.5
1.8
March Good birding
81.9 / 27.7
4.3
April ...
81.9 / 27.7
5.6
May ...
81.0 / 27.2
12.2
June ...
78.8 / 26.0
21.4
July ...
77.0 / 25.0
9.4
August ...
75.6 / 24.2
1.4
September ...
76.6 / 24.8
2.9
October ...
78.8 / 26.0
6.8
November ...
80.8 / 27.1
6.6
December Good birding
80.4 / 26.9
3.4
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