Ghana Birding Tours
West Africa is home to many different species of birds that are very rare and almost impossible to find at other places. There are more than 700 species of birds that dot the Ghanaian sky.
Our birding tour guides are professionals and know all these birds and where to find them. They themselves were raised around these parks and they have a wealth of local knowledge about the environment.
Birding Excursions in Ghana
Mole National Park
This 4875 kilometer squared park alone serves as a home to more than 300 different bird species. This makes the park a perfect place to see as many birds as the eyes can see. The broad-leaved guinea woodland makes itself a perfect habitat for these birds. These birds include the Pygmy sunbirds, Spotted creepers, Red-throated bee-eater, Winged Nightjah, Forbes plover, Orange cheeked, Nothern puffback, Pale, African Paradise Flycatcher, and many more birds that you normally wouldn’t find anywhere else.
Prominent for being the biggest lagoon in the country, the location is an ideal place to see the many of the marine birds that there are. The small islands that spot the lagoon gives tourists a closer look at the birds in their natural habitat. Populating this region are species like the C. minuta, Dendrocygna vinduata, egrets, herons and many more species.
The fact that this place is a lagoon makes it possible to relax and watch these beautiful birds, sandwiched between the blue skies and the waters. The islands also offer the opportunity to explore the wild world in the mangrove forest.
Atewa Range Forest Reserve
Kumasi boasts of having this forest reserve within her borders. The Upper Guinea rainforest is a home to many winged creatures like birds and their delicate kinsmen, butterflies. Some of the birds that will be found here are the Brown-cheeked hornbill, Western nicator, Blackcap, African cuckoo hawk, African emerald, Red chested Cuckoo, Blue-moustached bee-eaters, Green twinspot, Black-bellied seed cracker, Slender billed, Dusty crested frycatcher, Congo serpent eagle, and many, many more.
Although this reserve may not be accessible during the rainy season, the many wonders that it keeps within itself are enough to keep people queuing up at its entrance till the dry season comes.
Kakum National Park
A home to more than 400 different species, including the extremely rare ones, Kakum National Park makes itself a safe abode for these birds. Let the beautiful sun trail and exciting canopy walkway lead you to the paradise of birds. The African grey parrot, the Akun Eagle Owl, the black spinetail, the long-tailed hawk and many more birds all have nests on the trees of Kakum National Park.
Marine birds are most popular in this region. The Tono Dam is close to Navrongo and it is known for having birds that are extremely rare. Some of the birds that have found home in this region are the Comb Duck, Nother red-billed hornbill, Yellow pendulline-tit, Common Chiffchaff, Melodious Warbler, African yellow white-eye, Chestnut-bellied starling, Namaqua Dove, Spur-winged goose, European turtle-doves, and many more.
Xavi Bird Sanctuary
This is indeed a sanctuary for birds. Located near Keta Lagoon, it also has more than 90 bird species to itself. The Xavi Bird Sanctuary is popular for the uncommon, exquisite vantage points it offers tourists to see these beautiful creatures. A joyful canoe ride down the Lotor river gives tourists a view of the rarest birds in their own habitats. Isn’t that just an amazing combo?
Ankasa Protected Area
Fun fact! This place receives the most rainfall in Ghana. The park is located near Ivory Coast. This park boasts of being a home to more than 190 species of birds like the Yellow-bearded greenbul, Tailed bristlebil, The white bellied kingfisher, African finfoot, Great blue turaco, white breasted Guinea fowl, Casqued Hornbill, and many more.
In addition to its many fascinating bird species, Ankasa Protected Area is a home to many wildlife creatures like chimpanzees, forest elephants and Antilopes.
Owabi Forest Reserve
This forest reserve surrounds the Owabi water reservoir in Kumasi. This offers a combo of viewing a lot interesting bird species and enjoying long forest walks that give tourists up-close views of other exciting animals like monkeys and antelopes.