Birdwatching in Cameroon "SOUTH WEST & BAMENDA HIGHLANDS REGION - 13 days/12 nights
Cameroon with more than 900 bird species in 76 families, 7 endemic and 20 specialty species, is not well known for birding, even if it is the richest West African country for birdwatching.
Part of the lower Guinea Endemic Bird Area (EBA) with six bird species found nowhere else in the world, and Cameroon's highly diverse habitat with lowland tropical rainforest, mangrove swamps and beaches to the south and west combined with Pro-Sahelian savanna in the northern provinces, makes it a birdwatchers paradise.
Of the endemics the Red-headed Picathartes or Grey-necked Rockfowl is the most famous, and well worth the trek into Korup National Park to visit the Picathartes Knoll, where the birds come into roost every night.
With help from Birdlife International, who trained many local rangers related to conservation projects in the Kilum Ijim Mountain, Mount Cameroon and the many national parks like Korup, Waza and Benoue to name a few, has been important in protecting the unique wildlife still existing in Cameroon.
Except for the rainy season in the south one can bird year round in Cameroon, with March/April being the most productive time.