With a list of over 600 species including little known species like Turati’s Boubou Laniarius turatii and Emerald Starling Lamprotornis iris in a country the size of Britain, birding can be done almost anywhere in Guinea and there are good sites near the capital, Conakry. Few birders, however, have visited the country and it is very underwatched ornithologically. Potential opportunities exist therefore for the more adventurous traveller or ornithologist.
The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of Guinea 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You should note that the names of birds used in this document are those of the African Bird Club checklist.