Guinée | Guinea

West Africa

245,860 km²



Strongly Afrotropical avifauna
Approximately 670 recorded species

White-necked Rockfowl (Paul van Giersbergen)
Rufous Fishing Owl (Paul van Giersbergen)
Emerald Starling (Paul van Giersbergen)

Proposed new species not yet accepted by IOC
Western Yellow-spotted Barbet

Other taxa of interest
Rufous Fishing Owl
Western Wattled Cuckooshrike
White-necked Rockfowl | Yellow-headed Picathartes
Sierra Leone Prinia
Black-headed Rufous Warbler
Nimba Flycatcher
Dybowski’s Twinspot
Emerald Starling

Sierra Leone Prinia (Nik Borrow)
Long-tailed Glossy Starling (Paul van Giersbergen)

Lowland forest, moist savanna

Upper Guinea forests Endemic Bird Area
18 Important Bird Areas

Mount Nimba and Ziama Massif for forest species
Balandougou for Emerald Starling and savanna species

TIMING (Feb–Apr)
Best to travel when it is dry and easier to get around (Dec–Mar)
Avoid the main rainy season (Jun–Sep)

Birds of Africa (iOS or Android)

Field guides
Birds of Western Africa by Nik Borrow & Ron Demey (2014)

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

Further reading
Guinea by Peter Robertson in Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands: Priority Sites for Conservation edited by Lincoln D C Fishpool & Michael I Evans (2001)
Inventaire de la Présence et de l’Abondance Relative des Rapaces de Guinée Soumis à un Commerce International/Survey of the Occurrence and Relative Abundance of Raptors in Guinea Subject to International Trade by Guy Rondeau, Mohammed Moussa Condé, Bernard Ahon, Ousmane Diallo & Daniel Pouakouyou (2008)
A Rapid Survey of the Birds of Boké Préfecture, Northwestern Guinea by Ron Demey (2006)
Rapid Surveys of the Birds of the Forêts Classées of Déré, Diécké and Mont Béro, Southeastern Guinea by Ron Demey & Hugo J Rainey (2006)
Land Cover and Avian Biodiversity in Rice Fields and Mangroves of West Africa by Daan Bos, Ion Grigoras & Abdoulaye Ndiaye (2006)
The Status and Conservation of Threatened Birds in the Upper Guinea Forest by Gary Allport (1991)
Ornithological Importance of Coastal Wetlands in Guinea by Wibe Altenburg & Jan van der Kamp (1991)
Étude Ornithologique Préliminaire de la Zone Côtière du Nord-Ouest de la Guinée by Wibe Altenburg & Jan van der Kamp (1989)
Le Peuplement Animal du Mont Nimba: Guinée, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia edited by Maxime Lamotte & Roger Roy (2003)
Articles in Malimbus, Bull. ABC, etc.

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve – UNESCO World Heritage List


Guinée-Ecologie is the BirdLife Partner in Guinea

Other bird or conservation organisations active in Guinea include –
Acteurs Unis pour le Développement Rural (AUDER)
Synergies & Développement (SYDEV)
Initiative de Base pour la Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (IBGRN)
ONG SAPE: Synergie d’Action pour la Protection de l’Environnement
Mouvement Sauvons Nos Îles
Association-Conseil pour les Actions de Développement (ACAD)
Green Transformation 2050
Wara Conservation Project
Partenariat Régional pour la Conservation de la Zone Côtière et Marine (PRCM) en Afrique de l’Ouest
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)

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