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Cameroon birds include a large number of endemic species, with many rare and endangered species to be seen – especially in the mountain areas.
Birdlife in Cameroon
Birdlife in Cameroon is fairly rich, with an estimated 690 species to be found.
Cameroon Mountains Endemic Bird Area is situated near the border of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, with about 26 native bird species to be found in this area, including Mount Cameroon francolin, Mount Cameroon speirops and Mountain saw-wing.
Oher key birding areas in Cameroon include Mount Cameroon, Mount Kupe and the Bakossi Mountains and the Bamenda Highlands. All offer ideal opportunities to spot endemic species such as brown-chested lapwing, Schlegel's francolin, red-headed lovebird, emin's shrike, bamenda apalis, gambaga flycatcher, white-collared starling, dybowski's and brown twinspots and red-faced and red-winged pytilias.
Korup National Park also offers excellent bird watching opportunities with sightings of many rare species including the famous red-headed picathartes, piping and white-thighed hornbills, Cassin's spinetail, Bates's swift, grey parrot, Cassin's hawk eagle and many other species.
Birding Cameroon is a very rewarding activity with beautiful habitats to explore for a chance to spot some of the country’s beautiful and rare bird species.
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