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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia. 801-1000 sp. – 1201-1400 sp: Venezuela; China.

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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

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The other African destinations in this list are quite interesting too (Mauritius, Comoros, Cabo Verde), perhaps all but Equatorial Guinea due to complicated logistics of visiting the Bioko Island, poor infrastructure and political instability. The best season here is from June to September.

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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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Photo by Markus Lilje (Rockjumper Birding Tours) Further to the south, the Gray-necked or Red-headed Picathartes has a wider range along the Gulf of Guinea. It occurs from south-west Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea (both mainland and on the island of Bioko), Cameroon and Gabon.

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Dreaming of Congo rainforest: Gabon, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic

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The Congo Basin, second in size only to the Amazon, spans six countries: south-eastern Cameroon, portions of southern Central African Republic, the north and central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo. million hectares of forest cover each year.

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Rwanda Dreaming

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And the results are indicative, representative and nothing short of surprising: Brunei, The Gambia, Belize, Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Haiti top the list. And now you finally know where to travel next.

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Introducing the African Birding Beat

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Mountain Gorillas are best observed in Uganda or Rwanda And to avoid – currently, one needs to be very cautious if planning a trip to Ivory Coast, Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (the People’s Republic or Congo-Brazzaville is however safe), Burundi, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and a few other unstable nations.