Working for birds in Africa


Fri, 01/11/2013 - 14:30 -- abc_admin

Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis Burkina Faso

Image Credit: 
Yvan Perré (IRD)

Country checklist and status


We are delighted that our Corporate Sponsor iGoTerra has made its country checklists, including subspecies (IOC or Clements) as well as all other species groups like mammals, butterflies etc. available through the ABC website. The only thing required is a Basic membership / registration which is free of charge. Go to Burkina Faso checklists. If you are already a member of iGoTerra, you will be taken directly to the country page. In case you are not a member, you will be redirected automatically to the registration form and from there can go straight to the country page.

A country checklist for Burkina Faso with 495 species can also be downloaded as a spreadsheet from this link: Burkina Faso checklist. For each species, the family name, the scientific name, the French and English names are mentioned as well as a bibliographical reference. The checklist was provided by Yvan Perré (IRD).

Endemic species

There are no endemic species in Burkina Faso.

Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)

There are no near endemic species in Burkina Faso.

Threatened species

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Vulnerable
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable

The lists have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International including Threatened Birds of the World — see reference (iv), and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd.

Copyright © African Bird Club. All rights reserved.
UK registered charity 1184309


Web site designed and built by