Birding trip report Ghana 1-12 February 2014  -  John van der Woude  -
See also: bird photos  -  street life
See species list at the bottom of this page.
Nollie and I had a very nice, private birding trip to Ghana, where we were expertly guided by Kalu Afasi (kalu_afasi at His driver Jonathan also did an excellent job with the comfortable Hyundai H-1 van. The weather was fine throughout. We stayed in middle-class hotels and had good food (and good beer, ask for Star). This whole package has cost us far less than what we would have paid on a group tour by the international bird tour companies.

As we had been in Gambia, Gabon and West-Kenya (Kakamega) before, we mainly went for lifers in Ghana, which means that we skipped a few areas where we would have very little new for us. Still, our itinerary is what most tours do: a combination of coast, rainforest and northern savanna. Ghana has a nice transition from wet forests in the South to dry conditions in the Sahel zone in the North.

Before the trip I had calculated that 80 lifers would be a good result (being 2/3 of all potential lifers known as common, fairly common and uncommon). We finished the trip with 98 lifers (all seen), so we thank Kalu for his fine job. Kalu is a very good birder and knows practically all the bird sounds and has very good eyes. Being guided by him is like walking with a good birder who just quietly calls out bird names. He is good company and sometimes had a nice story to laugh about*. He cares well for you logistically too. Birding was done the whole morning plus the late afternoon, with a long lunch break back in the hotel if we were not travelling to a next destination.

I compared our list of seen lifers to the trip list of a recent group tour by a well-known international bird tour company, and calculated that despite all their extra guiding and scouting and six extra days we would have had only a dozen but very expensive lifers more.

Ghana is a quiet country and ideal for seeing a huge array of African birds, including the guaranteed top species, White-necked Picathartes. Ghana has its own field guide (Borrow & Demey 2010 - Birds of Ghana). All bird sounds for West Africa are on a cd set (Chappuis) which I bought some years ago for Gabon, and brought them on my iPod, although Kalu has them on his cell phone too. English is the common language among the many different peoples in Ghana (a UK colony until 1957) but the pronunciation often is a bit different from what we are used to. The main roads are generally good, making the trip to Mole NP in the North possible even on a rather short trip. Driving is righthand since 1972. 

Below, a map shows our birding sites; then the sites are shown on photos of the scenery, and at the end is the species list. Bird photos and some photos of the street life are in separate sections.

We liked this country and its kind people!

* The story I liked most went as follows. Kalu, then 13 or so, and his little brother were sent to the market to buy a live chicken. After buying it, somebody on the market said 'watch out! it's going to lay an egg! put it on the ground!', and so they did and watched and watched if the egg came. Gradually they heard people around them starting to laugh, and of course they felt very ashamed. Kalu and his younger brother agreed not to tell it their mother at home, but once they reached home, their mother stood smiling already, as the story had swiftly reached her.
  Main birding sites (plus number of birding days):
1. Sakumaka Lagoon (0.5)
2. Kakum national park & surroundings (3.0)
3. coastal savanna road (0.5)
4. Abufoo forest (2x 0.5)
5. Mole national park (2.5)
6. Bobiri forest reserve (0.5)
7. Atewa hill forest (2.0)

Plus some birding along the road and at minor sites, including the Picathartes roost site.

Sakumana Lagoon, well East of Accra. Apart from waders and waterbirds good for cisticolas, and for our only Black Coucal of the trip.

Drier bush and savanna around Sakumana Lagoon. Good to get used to the more common species.

A delta halfway Accra and the Kakum area, near Winneba. Several tern species, and Marsh Sandpipers amidst dozens of Greenshanks.

View from the first platform of the canopy walkway in Kakum NP. We stayed three hours on this platform which is easy to reach via a short rope bridge from the side of a hill. I went no further as I have some fear of heights (but had no problem reaching this first platform). After those three hours Nollie and Kalu shortly walked the rest of the canopy walkway but added no new species. From the platform we saw 38 species, 20 of them being lifers, like Black Dwarf-Hornbill, Fire-bellied Woodpecker, Violet-backed Hyliota, to mention a few.

The canopy walkway seen from the first, easy platform.

A view from further on the canopy walkway. That is, for Nollie, not me!

Around Kakum NP several interesting tracks can be found, with many species which are not seen on the walkway. Malimbes, barbets, sunbirds, Black Bee-eater, Kemp's Longbill, and here, in the afternoon, Gabon Woodpecker (missed that in Gabon!).

This young lady had found a baby duiker on the forest floor while she was gathering fruits. Kalu told her she better bring it to 'the Dutchman' near the entrance of Kakum NP, who keeps all sorts of orphaned animals at his 'bitterballen' restaurant. I presume this is Maxwell's Duiker Cephalophus maxwelli, given its striking head pattern.

Kalu and Nollie in the border zone West of Kakum NP. Puvel's and Brown Illadopsis.

Jonathan, Kalu and me. We brought our lightweight Nikon travel scope with 20x eye piece. We used it often for birds high in the trees or far away in more open forest and of course in the savannas. Jonathan the driver nearly always walked with us, discreetly, insisting on carrying the scope, and alert to discover birds for us too.

The coastal savanna from a quiet road somewhere SW of Kakum NP. Here we got our wish-list Marsh Tchagra (dipped that on other trips in Africa), and Preuss Cliff Swallow coming to their roost.

Another border area of Kakum NP, now along the North rim, and before leaving the general area for our trip further North. Black-throated Coucal, Tit-Hylia.

At this bridge on our way to Kumasi we only had to wait a few minutes before the White-throated Blue Swallows (White-bibbed Swallow) started their day around the pillars of the bridge. Well done Kalu! And always nice to see new swallows.

The last village before our walk up into the Picathartes forest. This was in the afternoon, apparently after school time. The bus behind our van was from a bird tour group which we met several times.

Nollie in the Picathartes forest. It's a walk of a few km up to the roost, where the birds appear after five p.m. We took it easy, and hence Nollie discovered two Picathartes foraging on the ground halfway the walk. According to Kalu this is very rarely seen on birding trips, so we were very lucky. Still, the view of these beautiful birds was much better on the roost site of course. For some excellent photos of the Picathartes and quite like we have seen them, have a look at this page of

On our first morning in Mole NP. Many interesting species can be found around these old water courses, but other, equally interesting species can be found only in the drier parts of this savanna park.

Wherever we walked in Mole NP we were guarded by a park guide carrying a gun, since elephants roam around, and as we (hopefully all) know these animals can be dangerous.

Irresponsible behaviour of this student group. Annoyed elephants can be very fast, and lethal. View from the lodge which is nicely situated on the rim of a plateau.

In the drier parts of Mole NP. Here we found Sun Lark.

In this tall tree we had our only Exclamatory Paradise-Whydah, a male with long (and broad!) tail streamers and accompanied by female type birds. The tail was far too broad for Togo PW which was reportedly also seen in the area.

In this more open area in Mole NP we attracted Cabanis's Bunting.

On our final early morning hours in Mole NP (before leaving the area for the long drive South again) we still managed to see new species, like White-fronted Black-Chat. I could easily have spent another day in Mole, a lovely area.

In the Northern Region we saw huge termite mounds.

In this secondary forest part of Abufoo (well N of Kumasi), we found Blackcap, a rare bird for Ghana. For this bird, also see the bird photo section. Our best bird at Abufoo was Capuchin Babbler, s species not seen on all trips.

Bobiri forest reserve is a beautiful site with huge trees and many butterflies. Alas, not many birds this time, but we got here our wish-list Forest Woodhoopoe.

Bobiri forest reserve.

Bobiri forest reserve. Another area to spend more time but Nollie and I had chosen to do Ghana in just 12 days.

The start of the trail (right) up the Atewa hill forest. Our van was a comfortable Hyunday H-1, with airconditioning of course.

High up the Atewa hill, where we had our wish-list Long-tailed Hawk.

Our excellent driver Jonathan before saying goodbye at the Accra airport.

Nollie and Kalu when saying goodbye at the airport.

Species list
co = coastal areas
Ka = Kakum NP and border areas
Ab = Abufoo forest N of Kumasi
Mo = Mole NP
Bo = Bobiri forest reserve E of Kumasi
At = Atewa hill forest
el = elsewhere (along the road mostly; several in the Northern Region)
* = lifer
The following 19 species may be on your wish list but were not on our wish list as we had seen them before, mostly in Gabon. So we did no effort to see these, as we could use our time better for other species of course.
Hartlaub’s Duck
Lesser Black-winged Lapwing
Forbes's Plover
Bruce's Green-pigeon
Black-collared Lovebird
Piping Hornbill
Black-casqued Hornbill
Yellow-spotted Barbet
Brown-eared Woodpecker
Yellow-throated Greenbul
Red-tailed Bristlebill
Brown-chested Alethe
Forest Robin
Olive-green Camaroptera
Dusky Crested-flycatcher
Spotted Creeper
Reichenbach's Sunbird
Orange-breasted Bush-shrike
Blue-billed Malimbe
The following 15 species were heard only, and left out of the species list. L = potential lifer, so reckon we tried to see these four but you can't have them all. For example, Afep Pigeon is a very difficult species outside the breeding season. 
White-spotted Flufftail
Common Moorhen
Spotted Redshank
Afep Pigeon  L
Black Cuckoo
Klaas's Cuckoo
African Scops-owl
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
Tree Pipit
Plain Greenbul
Green-tailed Bristlebill  L
Olive-green Camaroptera
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike  L
Black-bellied Firefinch  L
So the following 349 species were all seen.
Little Grebe co Tachybaptus ruficollis
Long-tailed Cormorant co Ka Mo Phalacrocorax africanus
Grey Heron co Ab Mo Ardea cinerea
Great White Egret co Ka Ab Egretta alba
Black Heron co Egretta ardesiaca
Little Egret co Egretta garzetta
Cattle Egret co Ab Mo Bubulcus ibis
Squacco Heron co Ardeola ralloides
Green-backed Heron co Ka Mo el Butorides striatus
Black-crowned Night-heron co Mo Nycticorax nycticorax
Hamerkop Mo Scopus umbretta
Black Stork Mo Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork Mo Ciconia episcopus
Hadada Ibis Mo Bostrychia hagedash
Glossy Ibis co Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Whistling-duck co Mo Dendrocygna viduata
Common Teal co Anas crecca
Northern Pintail co Anas acuta
Garganey Mo Anas querquedula
Western Honey-buzzard Bo Pernis apivorus
Common Black-shouldered Kite co Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite co Ka Ab Mo Milvus migrans
African Fish-eagle Mo Haliaeetus vocifer
Palm-nut Vulture Ka Mo Gypohierax angolensis
Hooded Vulture co Ab Mo Necrosyrtes monachus
African White-backed Vulture Mo Gyps africanus
White-headed Vulture Mo Trigonoceps occipitalis
Beaudouin's Snake-eagle * Mo Circaetus beaudouini
Bateleur Mo el Terathopius ecaudatus
Western Marsh-harrier co Circus aeruginosus
African Harrier-hawk Ka Ab Mo At Polyboroides typus
Lizard Buzzard Ab Mo Kaupifalco monogrammicus
Dark Chanting-goshawk el Melierax metabates
Shikra Accipiter badius
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus
African Goshawk co Ka Bo Accipiter tachiro
Long-tailed Hawk At Urotriorchis macrourus
Grasshopper Buzzard Mo Butastur rufipennis
Red-necked Buzzard co Ka Mo Buteo auguralis
Wahlberg's Eagle Mo Aquila wahlbergi
Common Kestrel co Falco tinnunculus
Grey Kestrel co Ka Ab Mo el Falco ardosiaceus
African Hobby co Falco cuvierii
Lanner Falcon At Falco biarmicus
White-throated Francolin * Mo Francolinus albogularis
Ahanta Francolin * Ka Ab Francolinus ahantensis
Double-spurred Francolin co Mo Francolinus bicalcaratus
Stone Partridge * Mo Ptilopachus petrosus
Helmeted Guineafowl Mo Numida meleagris
Black Crake Mo Amaurornis flavirostris
Purple Swamphen co Porphyrio porphyrio
African Jacana co Ka Ab Mo Actophilornis africanus
Greater Painted-snipe Mo Rostratula benghalensis
Black-winged Stilt co Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet co Recurvirostra avosetta
Senegal Thick-knee co el Burhinus senegalensis
Water Dikkop Mo Burhinus vermiculatus
Egyptian Plover * el Pluvianus aegyptius
Collared Pratincole co Glareola pratincola
Rock Pratincole el Glareola nuchalis
Spur-winged Lapwing co Vanellus spinosus
White-headed Lapwing el Vanellus albiceps
African Wattled Lapwing co el Vanellus senegallus
Grey Plover co Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover co Charadrius hiaticula
Common Snipe co Gallinago gallinago
Bar-tailed Godwit co Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel co Numenius phaeopus
Common Redshank co Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper co Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank co Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper co Mo Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper co Tringa glareola
Common Sandpiper co Mo el Actitis hypoleucos
Sanderling co Calidris alba
Little Stint co Calidris minuta
Dunlin co Calidris alpina
Caspian Tern co Hydroprogne caspia
Sandwich Tern co Thalasseus sandvicensis
Royal Tern co Thalasseus maximus
Whiskered Tern co Chlidonias hybridus
Black Tern co Chlidonias niger
Four-banded Sandgrouse * Mo Pterocles quadricinctus
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon At Columba iriditorques
Red-eyed Dove Ka Ab Mo Bo At el Streptopelia semitorquata
Vinaceous Dove co Mo Streptopelia vinacea
Laughing Dove co Streptopelia senegalensis
Black-billed Wood-dove Ab Mo Turtur abyssinicus
Blue-spotted Wood-dove Ka Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove Ka Ab Bo At Turtur tympanistria
African Green-pigeon Ka Ab Mo Bo At Treron calva
Rose-ringed Parakeet Mo Psittacula krameri
Grey Parrot Bo Psittacus erithacus
Red-fronted Parrot Ka At Poicephalus gulielmi
Green Turaco Ka Mo Tauraco persa
Yellow-billed Turaco Ka At el Tauraco macrorhynchus
Violet Turaco Mo Musophaga violacea
Western Grey Plantain-eater Ka Mo Crinifer piscator
Levaillant's Cuckoo At el Clamator levaillantii
Red-chested Cuckoo At Cuculus solitarius
African Cuckoo Mo Cuculus gularis
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo * At Cercococcyx olivinus
African Emerald Cuckoo Ka At Chrysococcyx cupreus
Diederik Cuckoo Ka Chrysococcyx caprius
Yellowbill Ka Bo At Ceuthmochares aereus
African Black Coucal * co Centropus grillii
Black-throated Coucal * el Centropus leucogaster
Blue-headed Coucal co Centropus monachus
Senegal Coucal co Ka Mo Bo At el Centropus senegalensis
Pearl-spotted Owlet Mo Glaucidium perlatum
Black-shouldered Nightjar * Ka Caprimulgus nigriscapularis
Plain Nightjar * co Caprimulgus inornatus
Long-tailed Nightjar co Mo Caprimulgus climacurus
Standard-winged Nightjar * Mo Macrodipteryx longipennis
Mottled Spinetail co Telecanthura ussheri
Sabine's Spinetail Ka Rhaphidura sabini
African Palm-swift co Ka Ab Mo el Cypsiurus parvus
Common Swift Ka Bo Apus apus
Little Swift co Ka Ab Apus affinis
Narina Trogon At Apaloderma narina
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher At Halcyon badia
Grey-headed Kingfisher Mo Halcyon leucocephala
Striped Kingfisher Mo Halcyon chelicuti
Blue-breasted Kingfisher Mo Halcyon malimbica
Woodland Kingfisher Ka Bo At Halcyon senegalensis
African Pygmy-kingfisher Ka Ceyx pictus
Malachite Kingfisher co Mo Alcedo cristata
Giant Kingfisher Ka Megaceryle maxima
Pied Kingfisher co Ka el Ceryle rudis
Blue-headed Bee-eater At Merops muelleri
Black Bee-eater * Ka Merops gularis
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Mo Merops hirundineus
Little Bee-eater co At Merops pusillus
Red-throated Bee-eater * Mo Merops bulocki
White-throated Bee-eater co Ka Ab At Merops albicollis
Rosy Bee-eater Ka Merops malimbicus
Purple Roller el Coracias naevius
Abyssinian Roller el Coracias abyssinicus
Blue-bellied Roller Ab Coracias cyanogaster
Blue-throated Roller Ka At Eurystomus gularis
Cinnamon (Broad-billed) Roller Ab Bo Eurystomus glaucurus
Forest Woodhoopoe * Bo Phoeniculus castaneiceps
White-headed Woodhoopoe * Ka Phoeniculus bollei
Green Woodhoopoe co Mo Phoeniculus purpureus
Black Woodhoopoe * Mo Rhinopomastus aterrimus
African Pied Hornbill Ka Ab Bo At el Tockus fasciatus
African Grey Hornbill Mo el Tockus nasutus
Red-billed Hornbill Mo Tockus erythrorhynchus
Black Dwarf-hornbill * Ka el Tockus hartlaubi
Red-billed Dwarf-hornbill Ka Bo Tockus camurus
White-crested (Long-tailed) Hornbill Bo Tropicranus albocristata
Yellow-billed Barbet Ka Trachyphonus purpuratus
Bristle-nosed Barbet * Ka At Gymnobucco peli
Naked-faced Barbet Ka At Gymnobucco calvus
Speckled Tinkerbird * Ka At Pogoniulus scolopaceus
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Ka At Pogoniulus atroflavus
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird Ka Pogoniulus bilineatus
Yellow-spotted Barbet Ka h Buccanodon duchaillui
Hairy-breasted Barbet Ka Ab At Tricholaema hirsuta
Vieillot's Barbet Mo At Lybius vieilloti
Double-toothed Barbet co el Lybius bidentatus
Bearded Barbet Mo Lybius dubius
Western Green-backed Honeyguide * Ka Prodotiscus insignis
Fine-spotted Woodpecker co Campethera punctuligera
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Mo Campethera abingoni
Little Green Woodpecker * Ka At Campethera maculosa
Buff-spotted Woodpecker * At Campethera nivosa
Melancholy (Gabon) Woodpecker * Ka At Dendropicos lugubris
Fire-bellied Woodpecker * Ka Dendropicos pyrrhogaster
Grey Woodpecker Mo Dendropicos goertae
Brown-backed Woodpecker * Mo Dendrocopos obsoletus
Rufous-sided Broadbill * Ka h Smithornis rufolateralis
Flappet Lark co Mo Mirafra rufocinnamomea
Sun Lark * Mo Galerida modesta
Square-tailed Saw-wing At Psalidoprocne nitens
Fanti Saw-wing Ka Psalidoprocne obscura
Barn Swallow co Ka Mo At el Hirundo rustica
Ethiopian Swallow co Hirundo aethiopica
White-throated Blue (White-bibbed) Swallow * el Hirundo nigrita
Lesser Striped Swallow At el Cecropis abyssinica
Mosque Swallow co Cecropis senegalensis
Preuss's Swallow * co Petrochelidon preussi
Plain-backed Pipit co Anthus leucophrys
Red-throated Pipit co Anthus cervinus
Yellow-throated Longclaw co Macronyx croceus
African Pied Wagtail el Motacilla aguimp
Yellow Wagtail co Motacilla flava
White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike Mo Coracina pectoralis
Blue Cuckoo-shrike * Ka h Coracina azurea
Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike Ka Ab At Campephaga quiscalina
Common Bulbul co Ka Ab Mo Bo At Pycnonotus barbatus
Little Grey Greenbul Ka At Andropadus gracilis
Slender-billed Greenbul Ka Ab Andropadus gracilirostris
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul Ka At Andropadus latirostris
Little Greenbul Ka Ab At Andropadus virens
Golden Greenbul Ka Calyptocichla serina
Honeyguide Greenbul h At Baeopogon indicator
Spotted Greenbul h Ab Ixonotus guttatus
Simple Leaflove/Greenbul * Ka Ab At Chlorocichla simplex
Swamp Palm Bulbul Ka el Thescelocichla leucopleura
Icterine Greenbul Ka At Phyllastrephus icterinus
Grey-headed Bristlebill * Ka Bleda canicapillus
Western Bearded Greenbul * At Criniger barbatus
Red-tailed Greenbul Ka Ab Criniger calurus
Western Nicator Ka Ab At Nicator chloris
Finsch's Flycatcher-thrush * Ka h Stizorhina finschi
White-tailed Ant-thrush Ab Neocossyphus poensis
African Thrush Mo Bo At Turdus pelios
White-tailed Alethe * h h At Alethe diademata
White-fronted Black-chat * Mo Pentholaea albifrons
Snowy-crowned Robin-chat Mo Cossypha niveicapilla
White-crowned Robin-chat Mo Cossypha albicapillus
Common Redstart Mo Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat co el Saxicola rubetra
Familiar Chat Mo Cercomela familiaris
Tawny-flanked Prinia Mo At Prinia subflava
Red-winged Warbler * co h Heliolais erythropterus
Red-faced Cisticola * co Ka At Cisticola erythrops
Singing Cisticola co Cisticola cantans
Whistling Cisticola * Ka Cisticola lateralis
Winding Cisticola * co Cisticola marginatus
Croaking Cisticola co Cisticola natalensis
Short-winged Cisticola co Cisticola brachypterus
Rufous Cisticola * Mo Cisticola rufus
Zitting Cisticola co Cisticola juncidis
Oriole Warbler co Mo Hypergerus atriceps
Black-capped Apalis * Ka At Apalis nigriceps
Sharpe's Apalis * Ab Apalis sharpii
Grey-backed Camaroptera h Ka h Mo Camaroptera brachyura
Yellow-browed Camaroptera * Ka h Camaroptera superciliaris
Moustached Grass-warbler * co Melocichla mentalis
Eurasian Reed-warbler Mo Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Melodious Warbler co el Hippolais polyglotta
Kemp's Longbill * Ka h Macrosphenus kempi
Grey Longbill h Ab At Macrosphenus concolor
Yellow-bellied Hyliota * Mo Hyliota flavigaster
Violet-backed Hyliota * Ka At Hyliota violacea
Green Hylia Ka Ab h h Hylia prasina
Willow Warbler At Phylloscopus trochilus
Wood Warbler Ka Mo Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Senegal Eremomela co Mo Eremomela pusilla
Rufous-crowned Eremomela * Ka At Eremomela badiceps
Northern Crombec co Mo Sylvietta brachyura
Green Crombec h Bo Sylvietta virens
Blackcap Ab Sylvia atricapilla
Pale Flycatcher * Ka Bradornis pallidus
Northern Black-flycatcher Mo Melaenornis edolioides
Fraser's Forest-flycatcher Ka Fraseria ocreata
Spotted Flycatcher Mo At Muscicapa striata
Gambaga Flycatcher * Mo Muscicapa gambagae
Swamp Flycatcher Mo Muscicapa aquatica
Little Grey Flycatcher * Ka Muscicapa epulata
Dusky-blue Flycatcher * Ka Muscicapa comitata
Ussher's Flycatcher * Ka At Muscicapa ussheri
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher * Ka At Myioparus griseigularis
Grey Tit-flycatcher At Myioparus plumbeus
European Pied Flycatcher Mo Ficedula hypoleuca
African Shrike-flycatcher * Ka Megabyas flammulatus
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher * Ka Bias musicus
Senegal Batis Mo Batis senegalensis
Blissett's (Red-cheeked) Wattle-eye * Ka Dyaphorophyia blissetti
Chestnut Wattle-eye Ka At Dyaphorophyia castanea
Brown-throated Wattle-eye co Mo Platysteira cyanea
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher * Ka Trochocercus nitens
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Ka Ab At Terpsiphone rufiventer
African Paradise-flycatcher Mo Bo Terpsiphone viridis
Blue Crested-flycatcher Mo Elminia longicauda
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher * Ka At Erythrocercus mccallii
White-necked Picathartes * el Picathartes gymnocephalus
Puvel's Illadopsis * Ka Illadopsis puveli
Brown Illadopsis * Ka Illadopsis fulvescens
Reinward's (Black-capped) Babbler co Mo Turdoides reinwardtii
Brown Babbler co Turdoides plebejus
Capuchin Babbler * Ab Phyllanthus atripennis
White-shouldered Black Tit * Mo Parus guineensis
Tit-hylia * Ka At Pholidornis rushiae
Scarlet-tufted (Fraser's) Sunbird * Ka At Deleornis fraseri
Little Green Sunbird * Ka At Anthreptes seimundi
Collared Sunbird Ka Ab Anthodiaeta collaris
Pygmy Sunbird * Mo Anthodiaeta platura
Green-headed Sunbird co Cyanomitra verticalis
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird * Ka At Cyanomitra cyanolaema
Western Olive-sunbird * Ka Cyanomitra obscura
Buff-throated Sunbird * Ka Ab At Chalcomitra adelberti
Scarlet-chested Sunbird Mo Chalcomitra senegalensis
Olive-bellied Sunbird Ka Ab Cinnyris chloropygius
Beautiful Sunbird Mo Cinnyris pulchellus
Splendid Sunbird co Ab At Cinnyris coccinigastrus
Johanna's Sunbird Bo Cinnyris johannae
Superb Sunbird * Ka At Cinnyris superbus
Copper Sunbird * co Mo Cinnyris cupreus
African Yellow White-eye Mo Zosterops senegalensis
Western Black-headed Oriole Ka Ab Bo At Oriolus brachyrhynchus
Black-winged Oriole * Ka Oriolus nigripennis
Common Fiscal Ka At el Lanius collaris
Yellow-billed Shrike co Corvinella corvina
Brown-crowned Tchagra co At Tchagra australis
Black-crowned Tchagra co Ab Mo Tchagra senegalus
Marsh Tchagra * co Tchagra minutus
Sabine's Puffback * Ab Bo Dryoscopus sabini
Northern Puffback Ab Dryoscopus gambensis
Yellow-crowned Gonolek co Mo Laniarius barbarus
Brubru Mo Nilaus afer
White-crested Helmet-shrike Mo Prionops plumatus
Red-billed Helmet-shrike Ka Ab Prionops caniceps
Shining Drongo * At Dicrurus atripennis
Fork-tailed Drongo Mo Dicrurus adsimilis
Velvet-mantled Drongo Ka Ab Bo At Dicrurus modestus
Pied Crow co Ka Ab Mo Bo At Corvus albus
Chestnut-winged Starling Ab Onychognathus fulgidus
Long-tailed Glossy Starling co Lamprotornis caudatus
Splendid Glossy Starling Ka Bo At Lamprotornis splendidus
Lesser Blue-eared Starling * Mo Lamprotornis chloropterus
Purple Glossy Starling co Mo Lamprotornis purpureus
Copper-tailed Glossy Starling * Ka Hylopsar cupreocauda
Common Grey-headed Sparrow co Mo Passer griseus
Russet-browed Bush-sparrow * Mo Gymnoris dentata
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver * Mo Plocepasser superciliosus
Yellow-mantled Widowbird Ka Euplectes macroura
Village Weaver Ka Ab Bo At Ploceus cucullatus
Little Weaver Mo Ploceus luteolus
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ka Ab At Ploceus nigerrimus
Black-necked Weaver Ka Ab Ploceus nigricollis
Yellow-mantled Weaver * Ka Bo At Ploceus tricolor
Maxwell's Black Weaver * Ka At Ploceus albinucha
Crested Malimbe * Ka Ab At Malimbus malimbicus
Red-headed Malimbe Ka At Malimbus rubricollis
Red-vented Malimbe * Ka At Malimbus scutatus
White-breasted Nigrita Ka Nigrita fusconotus
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Ka Ab At Nigrita bicolor
Grey-headed Nigrita * Ka At Nigrita canicapillus
Lavender Waxbill Mo Estrilda caerulescens
Orange-cheeked Waxbill co Mo At Estrilda melpoda
Black-rumped Waxbill * co Estrilda troglodytes
Western Bluebill At Spermophaga haematina
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Mo Uraeginthus bengalus
Yellow-winged Pytilia * Mo Pytilia hypogrammica
Red-winged Pytilia * Mo Pytilia phoenicoptera
Red-billed Firefinch Ab Lagonosticta senegala
Bar-breasted Firefinch * co Lagonosticta rufopicta
African (Blue-billed) Firefinch Mo Lagonosticta rubricata
Bronze Mannikin co Ab Mo At Spermestes cucullata
Magpie Mannikin * Ka Spermestes fringilloides
Black-and-white Mannikin co Spermestes bicolor
Pin-tailed Whydah co Mo Vidua macroura
Exclamatory Paradise-whydah * Mo Vidua interjecta
Yellow-fronted Canary * Mo Serinus mozambicus
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Mo Emberiza tahapisi
Cabanis's Bunting * Mo Emberiza cabanisi

Mammals at Mole NP: Elephant, Waterbuck, Kob, Red-flanked Duiker, Bushbuck, Vervet Monkey, baboon, Striped Ground-Squirrel.
Elsewhere: Maxwell's Duiker? near Kakum NP (see photo above); mongoose spec. Kakum NP; Straw-coloured Fruit Bat near Atewa hills.