Guinea-Bissau is a small country in West Africa with a bird list of over 500 species. Although it has no endemic species, birding can begin near the capital Bissau and it is a rewarding destination as there is undoubtedly much that remains to be discovered. Much of the country’s coastal areas and inland forests are still in relatively good condition, and development has not affected the country as much as in other areas of West Africa.
The following reports have been sent by David Karr, ABC Member. They will be very helpful for anyone planning a visit to Guinea-Bissau.
Birding the Bijagos Archipelago. A weekend visit to Bijagos with a group of young researcher workers and Hamilton Monteiro, ABC's representative in Guinea-Bissau.
Black Crowned Crane. Observations of this species in Guinea-Bissau in 2017 and 2018.
The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of Guinea-Bissau and its birds for birders interested in the country and potentially planning a visit. The information has been put together from a number of sources and it is intended to add new information as it becomes available. As such, readers are welcome to submit contributions by e-mail to [email protected].