République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) | Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Central Africa

2,344,860 km² (2nd largest country in Africa)


Strongly Afrotropical avifauna
Approximately 1,150 recorded species (1st longest bird list of any country in the ABC region and 10th globally)

Doherty’s Bushshrike (Adam Riley)
Bare-cheeked Trogon (Nik Borrow)
Fraser’s Rufous Thrush (Paul van Giersbergen)

Endemics (E)
Congo Peafowl | Congo Peacock (NT)
Prigogine’s Nightjar | Itombwe Nightjar (EN)
Itombwe Owl | Congo Bay Owl (EN)
Yellow-crested Helmetshrike (VU)
Grauer’s Cuckooshrike (LC)
Bedford’s Paradise Flycatcher (LC)
Prigogine’s Greenbul (EN)
Kabobo Apalis (VU)
Chapin’s Babbler | Chapin’s Mountain Babbler (LC)
Itombwe Flycatcher (NA)
Prigogine’s Double-collared Sunbird | Prigogine’s Sunbird (NT)
Rockefeller’s Sunbird (VU)
Lufira Masked Weaver | Lake Lufira Masked Weaver (LC)
Yellow-legged Weaver (VU)
Black-lored Waxbill (DD)

Near-endemics (NE)
Sladen’s Barbet
Ituri Batis
Sassi’s Olive Greenbul | Sassi’s Greenbul
Grey-headed Sunbird
Golden-naped Weaver
Grant’s Bluebill

Birds occurring in only two territories of the ABC region but not NE (1/2), including Albertine Rift endemics (ARE)
Nahan’s Partridge
Albertine Owlet (ARE)
Grauer’s Broadbill | African Green Broadbill (ARE)
Pale-olive Greenbul
Congo Martin
Bubbling Cisticola
Black-tailed Cisticola | Slender-tailed Cisticola
Oberländer’s Ground Thrush
White-headed Robin-Chat
Bocage’s Sunbird
Congo Sunbird
Katanga Masked Weaver

Proposed new species or splits not yet accepted by IOC
Chestnut-breasted Francolin
Crawshay’s Francolin
Schuett’s Spurfowl
Cranch’s Spurfowl
Black-shouldered Nightjar
Rwenzori Nightjar
Black-faced Go-away-bird
Verreaux’s Turaco
Eastern Black-billed Turaco (emini)
Western Black-billed Turaco (schuetti)
Barrow’s Bustard
Neumann’s Coucal (NE)
Chestnut Owlet (1/2)
Ngami Owlet
Congo Pied Hornbill
Eastern Piping Hornbill
Eastern Little Hornbill (NE)
Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill
Grey-throated Barbet (bonapartei)
Grey-headed Barbet (cinereiceps)
Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet
Streaky-throated Barbet (hirsuta angolensis/ansorgii)
Brown-faced Barbet (minor)
White-faced Barbet (macclounii)
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet
Northern Olive Woodpecker
Grey-headed Parrot
West African Pitta (angolensis)
East African Pitta (longipennis)
Anchieta’s Tchagra
Malbrant’s Lark
Mangbettu Saw-wing (1/2)
Shari Saw-wing
Eastern Saw-wing
Lendu Crombec | Chapin’s Crombec (E)
African Reed Warbler
Zambian Yellow Warbler (1/2)
Rufous-crowned Cisticola
Angola Cisticola
Western Buff-throated Apalis (rufogularis)
Eastern Buff-throated Apalis (nigrescens)
Tawny-breasted Camaroptera
Grey-caped Capuchin Babbler (NE)
Kivu Ground Thrush (tanganjicae)
Yellow-breasted Forest Robin
Rudder’s Forest Robin (E)
Stuhlmann’s Weaver
Upemba Masked Weaver (E)
Black-chinned Quailfinch
Landana Firefinch (1/2)
Ansorge’s Firefinch
Jackson’s Pipit (E)

Other taxa of interest, including more ARE and endemic subspecies (ESS)
Black Guineafowl
Plumed Guineafowl (ESS schubotzi)
Western Crested Guineafowl
Finsch’s Francolin
Whyte’s Francolin | Rufous-throated Francolin
Handsome Spurfowl (ARE)
Scaly Spurfowl (squamatus)
Brown Nightjar
Bates’s Nightjar
Alpine Swift (maximus)
Rwenzori Turaco (ARE ESS bredoi)
Ross’s Turaco
Gabon Coucal
White-naped Pigeon
African Finfoot
Chestnut-headed Flufftail
Wattled Crane
Brown-chested Lapwing
Egyptian Plover
Rock Pratincole
Grey Pratincole
Olive Ibis (cupreipennis)
Spot-breasted Ibis
White-crested Tiger Heron
Congo Serpent Eagle (batesi)
Red-chested Goshawk (toussenelii/canescens)
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk (ESS beniensis)
Red-chested Owlet (medje)
Sjöstedt’s Barred Owlet
Sandy Scops Owl (holerythrus)
Abyssinian Owl (graueri)
Maned Owl
Shelley’s Eagle-Owl
Vermiculated Fishing Owl
Bare-cheeked Trogon
Forest Wood Hoopoe (brunneiceps)
White-headed Wood Hoopoe (bollei/jacksoni)
Black Scimitarbill (emini/anchietae)
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (subquadratus)
Black-headed Bee-eater
Blue-headed Bee-eater
Blue-breasted Bee-eater
Rosy Bee-eater
Anchieta’s Barbet
Double-toothed Barbet
Zenker’s Honeyguide
Dwarf Honeyguide (ARE)
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide
African Piculet
Little Green Woodpecker (permista)
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker
Gabon Woodpecker
Elliot’s Woodpecker
African Grey Woodpecker (goertae/meridionalis)
Red-fronted Parrot
Niam-niam Parrot
Black-collared Lovebird
Grey-headed Broadbill (ESS eurylaemus)
Rufous-sided Broadbill (rufolateralis/budongoensis)
African Broadbill (albigularis/meinertzhageni)
Green-breasted Pitta
Rwenzori Batis (ARE)
Margaret’s Batis (kathleenae)
Chinspot Batis (puella/pintoi/palliditergum)
Western Black-headed Batis (erlangeri/congoensis)
Angola Batis
Chestnut Wattle-eye
White-spotted Wattle-eye
Black-throated Wattle-eye (mentalis)
Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye (graueri)
Jameson’s Wattle-eye
Many-colored Bushshrike (batesi/graueri)
Bocage’s Bushshrike (jacksoni)
Gorgeous Bushshrike (viridis)
Pink-footed Puffback (nandensis)
Red-eyed Puffback
Albertine Sooty Boubou (ARE)
Lühder’s Bushshrike
Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike (rufiventris/mentalis)
Petit’s Cuckooshrike
Purple-throated Cuckooshrike (quiscalina/martini)
Eastern Wattled Cuckooshrike
Mackinnon’s Shrike
Velvet-mantled Drongo (coracinus)
Sharpe’s Drongo
Rufous-vented Paradise Flycatcher
Bates’s Paradise Flycatcher (batesi/bannermani)
White-tailed Blue Flycatcher
White-winged Black Tit (insignis)
Dusky Tit
Stripe-breasted Tit (ARE ESS kaboboensis)
Forest Penduline Tit (ESS ruthae)
Yellow-throated Nicator
Dusky Lark (nigricans/occidentis)
Angola Lark (marungensis/antonii)
Black-collared Bulbul
Yellow-eyed Bristlebill
Joyful Greenbul (laetissima/schoutedeni)
Sjöstedt’s Greenbul
Kakamega Greenbul
Eastern Bearded Greenbul
White-bearded Greenbul
Xavier’s Greenbul
Grey-olive Greenbul (ESS cerviniventris)
Yellow-streaked Greenbul (ESS graueri)
Toro Olive Greenbul
African River Martin
Square-tailed Saw-wing (ESS centralis)
Brazza’s Martin
Black-and-rufous Swallow
White-bibbed Swallow
Angola Swallow
Red-chested Swallow (subalaris)
Red-throated Cliff Swallow
Yellow Longbill (flavicans/hypochondriacus)
Red-capped Crombec (ESS schoutedeni)
Neumann’s Warbler (ARE)
Red-faced Woodland Warbler (ARE ESS schoutedeni)
Laura’s Woodland Warbler (eustacei)
Grauer’s Warbler (ARE)
White-winged Swamp Warbler
Grauer’s Swamp Warbler (ARE)
Chattering Cisticola
Chubb’s Cisticola (ESS marungensis)
Levaillant’s Cisticola (ESS dyleffi)
Dambo Cisticola | Cloud-scraping Cisticola (ESS kasai)
Pale-crowned Cisticola (midcongo/cinnamomeus)
Wing-snapping Cisticola (ESS itombwensis)
Banded Prinia
Black-faced Prinia (obscura)
White-chinned Prinia (leucopogon/reichenowi)
Black-collared Apalis (ESS murphyi)
Rwenzori Apalis (ARE)
Lowland Masked Apalis
Mountain Masked Apalis (ARE ESS marungensis)
Black-capped Apalis (collaris)
Kungwe Apalis
Gosling’s Apalis
Brown-headed Apalis (ESS dowsetti)
Olive-green Camaroptera (ESS kamitugaensis)
Miombo Wren-Warbler (cinereus/katangae)
Black-faced Rufous Warbler (rufus/vulpinus)
Salvadori’s Eremomela
Turner’s Eremomela (kalindei)
Black-necked Eremomela
Rwenzori Hill Babbler
Brown Parisoma (ESS prigoginei)
Green White-eye (ESS reichenowi)
Brown Illadopsis
Pale-breasted Illadopsis
Mountain Illadopsis
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis
Spotted Thrush-Babbler
Red-collared Babbler (ARE)
Sharp-tailed Starling
Fraser’s Rufous Thrush
White-tailed Ant Thrush
Red-tailed Ant Thrush
Black-eared Ground Thrush (graueri)
Spotted Ground Thrush (ESS lippensi)
Crossley’s Ground Thrush (ESS pilettei)
Forest Scrub Robin (collsi)
Brown-backed Scrub Robin
White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher (ESS semicinctus)
Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher (ARE)
Swamp Flycatcher (ESS lualabae)
Olivaceous Flycatcher
Chapin’s Flycatcher
Yellow-footed Flycatcher
Red-throated Alethe (ARE ESS kaboboensis)
Brown-chested Alethe
White-bellied Robin-Chat (rufescentior)
Archer’s Ground Robin (ARE ESS kimbutui)
Short-tailed Akalat | Alexander’s Akalat (ESS kaboboensis + schoutedeni)
Bocage’s Akalat (chapini)
Lowland Akalat (lopezi)
Equatorial Akalat
Congo Moor Chat
Violet-tailed Sunbird
Bannerman’s Sunbird
Blue-headed Sunbird (ARE ESS kaboboensis + derooi + marungensis)
Purple-breasted Sunbird (ARE)
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird (ESS itombwensis)
Golden-winged Sunbird (ESS shellyae)
Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird (ARE ESS chapini)
Regal Sunbird (ARE)
Bates’s Sunbird
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Weaver
Thick-billed Weaver (ESS kasaica)
Loango Weaver
Strange Weaver (ARE)
Bocage’s Weaver
Village Weaver (ESS frobenii)
Weyns’s Weaver
Maxwell’s Black Weaver
Preuss’s Weaver
Yellow-capped Weaver
Bar-winged Weaver
Red-crowned Malimbe
Cassin’s Malimbe
Blue-billed Malimbe
Red-headed Malimbe
Red-bellied Malimbe (fagani)
Crested Malimbe
Bob-tailed Weaver
White-collared Oliveback
Shelley’s Crimsonwing (ARE)
Dusky Crimsonwing (ARE)
Woodhouse’s Antpecker
Jameson’s Antpecker
White-breasted Nigrita
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita
Grey-headed Nigrita
Pale-fronted Nigrita
Black-crowned Waxbill
Black-headed Waxbill (ESS marungensis)
Fawn-breasted Waxbill (ESS ruthae)
Locust Finch
Western Bluebill
Red-headed Bluebill
Black-bellied Seedcracker
Dusky Twinspot (graueri)
Brown Twinspot
Grimwood’s Longclaw
African Pipit (ESS itombwensis)
Long-legged Pipit (ESS esobe)
Western Citril
Black-faced Canary
Cabanis’s Bunting

Yellow-eyed Bristlebill (Nik Borrow)
Weyns’s Weaver (Tadeusz Rosiński)

National bird
Congo Peafowl | Mbulu (NT)

Lowland forest, montane forest, moist savanna, miombo woodland, gallery forest, grasslands, wetlands

Albertine Rift mountains Endemic Bird Area (EBA)
Eastern Zaïre lowlands EBA
Gabon-Cabinda coast Secondary Area (SA)
Lake Lufira SA
Upemba plains SA
West Zaïre and North Angola forests SA
19 Important Bird Areas

Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Ituri Forest, Mount Hoyo Reserve, Salonga National Park (NP), Lomami NP and Lomako-Yokokala Faunal Reserve for lowland forest species, including Hartlaub’s Duck, Latham’s Francolin, Sabine’s Spinetail, Cassin’s Spinetail, Great Blue Turaco, Blue Malkoha, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Afep Pigeon, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, Blue-headed Wood Dove, White-spotted Flufftail, Grey-throated Rail, Nkulengu Rail, Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Fraser’s Eagle-Owl, Akun Eagle-Owl, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, White-thighed Hornbill, Black-casqued Hornbill, Blue-throated Roller, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, African Dwarf Kingfisher, White-bellied Kingfisher, Black Bee-eater, Speckled Tinkerbird, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Cassin’s Honeybird, Willcock’s Honeyguide, Least Honeyguide, Spotted Honeyguide, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Grey Parrot, Fiery-breasted Bushshrike, Sabine’s Puffback, Lowland Sooty Boubou, African Shrike-flycatcher, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Blue Cuckooshrike, Western Oriole, Black-winged Oriole, Shining Drongo, Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher, Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Dusky Crested Flycatcher, Western Nicator, Slender-billed Greenbul, Golden Greenbul, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Spotted Greenbul, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Simple Greenbul, Honeyguide Greenbul, Red-tailed Greenbul, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, Plain Greenbul, Little Grey Greenbul, Ansorge’s Greenbul, White-throated Greenbul, Icterine Greenbul, Red-tailed Leaflove, Grey Longbill, Green Crombec, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Green Hylia, Tit Hylia, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Rufous-crowned Eremomela
Luki Biosphere Reserve for Guinea Turaco, Bristle-nosed Barbet, Naked-faced Barbet, Swamp Boubou, Yellow-lored Bristlebill, Falkenstein’s Greenbul and South African Cliff Swallow
Kinshasa for Western Plantain-eater and Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush
Mbandaka for Congo Martin and Congo Sunbird
Garamba NP and Bili-Uélé Protected Areas Complex for wooded savanna species, including Stone Partridge, Heuglin’s Spurfowl, Long-tailed Nightjar, Standard-winged Nightjar, White-crested Turaco, Vinaceous Dove, Black-billed Wood Dove, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Abyssinian Roller, Blue-bellied Roller, Red-throated Bee-eater, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Vieillot’s Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Black-billed Barbet, Fine-spotted Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Fox Kestrel, Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike, Yellow-billed Shrike, Emin’s Shrike, Glossy-backed Drongo, Piapiac, White-shouldered Black Tit, Yellow Penduline Tit, Rufous-rumped Lark, Sun Lark, Preuss’s Cliff Swallow, Northern Crombec, Rock-loving Cisticola, Foxy Cisticola, Black-backed Cisticola, Red-winged Prinia, Red-winged Grey Warbler, Oriole Warbler, Green-backed Eremomela, Puvel’s Illadopsis, Dusky Babbler, Lesser Blue-eared Starling, Bronze-tailed Starling, Purple Starling, White-collared Starling, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, White-fronted Black Chat, Pygmy Sunbird, Palestine Sunbird, Splendid Sunbird, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver, Heuglin’s Masked Weaver, Grey-headed Oliveback, Red-winged Pytilia, Dybowski’s Twinspot, Black-bellied Firefinch, Bar-breasted Firefinch, Grey Firefinch, Exclamatory Paradise Whydah, West African Seedeater and Brown-rumped Bunting
Rwindi-Rutshura Plain and Lake Edward (Virunga NP) for Crested Francolin, African Black Swift, Eastern Plantain-eater, Mourning Collared Dove, Grey Crowned Crane, Blue-naped Mousebird, Olive Bee-eater, Spot-flanked Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-headed Lovebird, Black-headed Gonolek, Grey-backed Fiscal, White-tailed Lark, Red-capped Lark, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Trilling Cisticola (woosnami), Carruthers’s Cisticola, Buff-bellied Warbler, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-lored Babbler, Southern Hyliota (slatini), Rüppell’s Starling, Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat, Red-chested Sunbird, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Black-headed Weaver and White-winged Widowbird
Itombwe Massif, Mount Kabobo, Lendu Plateau, Rwenzori and Virunga Mountains (Virunga NP), Kahuzi-Biéga NP and Marungu Highlands for Albertine Rift endemics and montane species, including Scarce Swift, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Olive Pigeon, Dusky Turtle Dove, African Snipe (aequatorialis), Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk, Mountain Buzzard, Bar-tailed Trogon, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Western Tinkerbird, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Fine-banded Woodpecker, Lagden’s Bushshrike, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Grey Cuckooshrike, Mountain Oriole, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, White-tailed Crested Flycatcher, White-necked Raven, Olive-breasted Greenbul, Cabanis’s Greenbul (sucosus), White-headed Saw-wing, Red-rumped Swallow, White-browed Crombec, Brown Woodland Warbler, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Bamboo Warbler (alfredi), Evergreen Forest Warbler, Cinnamon Bracken Warbler, Highland Rush Warbler, Black-throated Apalis, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Grey Apalis, African Hill Babbler, Slender-billed Starling, Waller’s Starling, Stuhlmann’s Starling, Sharpe’s Starling, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Abyssinian Thrush, Cape Robin-Chat, White-starred Robin, Bronzy Sunbird, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Black-billed Weaver, Brown-capped Weaver, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Abyssinian Crimsonwing, Red-faced Crimsonwing, Kandt’s Waxbill, Oriole Finch, Thick-billed Seedeater, Streaky Seedeater and Yellow-crowned Canary
Upemba NP, Kundelungu NP and Lake Mweru for grassland, gallery forest and miombo woodland species, including Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl, Square-tailed Nightjar, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Böhm’s Spinetail, Grey Go-away-bird, Schalow’s Turaco, Denham’s Bustard, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Striped Crake, African Snipe (angolensis), Rufous-bellied Heron, Red-faced Mousebird, Southern Ground Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, African Grey Hornbill, Pale-billed Hornbill, Trumpeter Hornbill, Racket-tailed Roller, Half-collared Kingfisher, Böhm’s Bee-eater, Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Whyte’s Barbet, Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Miombo Pied Barbet, Black-collared Barbet, Crested Barbet, Green-backed Honeybird, Pallid Honeyguide, Bennett’s Woodpecker, Little Spotted Woodpecker, Dickinson’s Kestrel, Meyer’s Parrot, Black-fronted Bushshrike, Retz’s Helmetshrike, Souza’s Shrike, Common Square-tailed Drongo, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Tit, Miombo Tit, Eastern Nicator, Spike-heeled Lark, Yellow-bellied Greenbul, Terrestrial Brownbul, Cabanis’s Greenbul (cabanisi), Blue Swallow, Pearl-breasted Swallow, White-throated Swallow, Greater Striped Swallow, Long-billed Crombec, Bamboo Warbler (kungwensis), Little Rush Warbler, Trilling Cisticola (lufira), Tinkling Cisticola, Chirping Cisticola, Neddicky, Long-tailed Cisticola, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Green-capped Eremomela, Southern Yellow White-eye, Hartlaub’s Babbler, Southern Hyliota (inornata), African Spotted Creeper, Miombo Blue-eared Starling, Red-billed Oxpecker, Orange Ground Thrush, Groundscraper Thrush, Kurrichane Thrush, Miombo Scrub Robin, Böhm’s Flycatcher, Miombo Rock Thrush, Arnot’s Chat, Western Miombo Sunbird, Marsh Widowbird, Long-tailed Widowbird, Grey Waxbill, Red-throated Twinspot, Jameson’s Firefinch, Brown Firefinch, Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Buffy Pipit, Striped Pipit and Black-eared Seedeater

TIMING (Jul–Sep)
In moister, northern areas it is best to travel when it is dry and most forest birds breed (Jun–Aug), whereas in the south it is best immediately before the rains (Aug–Sep)
Avoid the main rains, which fall Mar–Apr and Oct–Nov in the north and Dec–Feb in the south

Field guides
Birds of Africa South of the Sahara by Ian Sinclair & Peter Ryan (2010)
Birds of Western Africa by Nik Borrow & Ron Demey (2014) is better for most species

African Bird Sounds Vol 2: West and Central Africa by Claude Chappuis

Site guides
Birding at the Okapi Wildlife Reserve by Marco Sacchi (1997)

Further reading
Birds of Katanga/Oiseaux du Katanga by Michel Louette & Michel Hasson (2012)
Democratic Republic of Congo: a Bird Checklist by Tommy Pedersen (2010)
Democratic Republic of Congo by Ron Demey & Michel Louette in Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation edited by Lincoln D C Fishpool & Michael I Evans (2001)
Les Oiseaux d’Afrique Centrale: Liste Faunistique by Patrice Christy & Jean Pierre Vande weghe (1999)
Avifauna of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Ituri Forest/Haut Zaïre: an Annotated Checklist by Marco Sacchi (1997)
Parc National de la Garamba: Checklist of Birds by Kes Hillman-Smith (1994)
Les Oiseaux du Zaïre by Leon Lippens & Henri Wille (1976)
Bushmeat: Culture, Economy and Conservation in Central Africa by Theodore Trefon (2022)
Articles in Malimbus, Bull. ABC, Afropavo (Democratic Republic of Congo Birding Association), etc.

UNESCO World Heritage List: Garamba National Park, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Salonga National Park and Virunga National Park

Katanga Birding by Andrew Hester (2009)

Facebook groups
Birding the Democratic Republic of Congo


There is currently no BirdLife Partner in the DRC

Bird or conservation organisations active in the DRC include –
Amicale Congolaise pour la Conservation des Oiseaux et Leurs Habitats
Alliance Congolaise des Organisations de Conservation des Oiseaux
Organisation of Biodiversity Information and Conservation in Congo-Kinshasa (OBICOK)
Organisation Congolaise des Ecologistes et Amis de la Nature (OCEAN-RDC)
Biodiversité au Katanga (BAK)
Front Commun pour la Protection de l’Environnement et des Espaces Protégés (FCPEEP)
Réseau pour la Conservation et la Réhabilitation des Écosystèmes Forestiers (Réseau CREF)
Forêt pour le Développement Intégral (FODI)
Congo Basin Conservation Society (CBCS)
Horizon Nature
Centre d’Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts Tropicales (CAGDFT)
Groupe d’Appui à la Conservation des Ecosystèmes de Basankusu et Bolomba (GACEBB)
Réseau des Associations pour la Conservation Communautaire du Massif d’Itombwe (RACCOMI)
Itombwe Génération pour l’Humanité (IGH)
Voix de la Nature (VONA)
Solidarité pour la Promotion Rurale (SOPR)
Action Communautaire de Développement et d’Encadrement Social (ACODES)
Mbou Mon Tour (MMT)
Conserv Congo
Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)
Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO)
Protection de la Faune et de la Flore Endémiques d’Afrique Central (PROFFAC)
WCS DR Congo
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
African Parks: Garamba National Park
Virunga Foundation
Forgotten Parks Foundation: Upemba National Park
Lukuru Foundation and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS): Lomami National Park

Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) is the public institution in overall charge of conserving and preserving the DRC’s exceptional natural heritage
The ICCN Office in Bukavu oversees the operation of Kahuzi-Biéga NP and also has jurisdiction over the Itombwe Massif

Ornithological research is carried out at Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité (CSB) of the University of Kisangani
Research staff at Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles (CRSN), Lwiro, study the biological diversity of the southern Albertine Rift

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