Africa Region Life List

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Rank Name Nationality Total Highlights


Mick Watts

English 4048
trips to The Gambia plus a short trip to Niokola Koba Senegal.


David Hoddinott / Rockjumper Birding Tours

South African 2101
(IOC checklist) Bocage's Weaver - Angola, Snowy Egret - RSA, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Eurasian Penduline Tit, Short-eared Owl, Savi's Warbler, Long-eared Owl, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse - Morocco, Principe Thrush, Savile's Bustard - Cameroon, Streaky-breasted Flufftail to wrap up the worlds fulltails and all of Africas rallids, Western Wattled Cuckooshrike, Capuchin Babbler, Red-fronted Antpecker, Akun Eagle Owl, Ahanta Francolin - Ghana, Swierstra's Francolin, Braun's Bushshrike, White-headed Robin-Chat, Black-and-rufous Swallow - Angola, Dusky Babbler - Uganda, Somali Boubou, Heuglin's Bustard - Kenya, Little Crake, Abyssinian Owl, Blanford's Lark - Ethiopia, Star-spotted Nightjar, Taita Thrush - Kenya, Australian Gannet - SA, Sjostedt's Owlet - Cameroon, Spotted Sandgrouse, Lesser Scaup, Razorbill, Red Kite - Morocco, Nimba Flycatcher, Western Bonelli's Warbler - Ghana, Uluguru Bushshrike, Kipengere Seedeater, Dapplethroat, Pemba Scops Owl - Tanzania, Macaroni Penguin - South Africa, Egyptian Nightjar, Pale Rockfinch, Cinereous Bunting - Ethiopia, Buff-breasted Sandpiper - SA, Gola Malimbe, Grey-throated Rail - Sierra Leone, Djibouti Francolin, Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird - Mt.Kilimanjaro, Spot-breasted Ibis, Plumed Guineafowl, Yellow-capped Weaver - Gabon, White-faced Storm Petrel - South Africa, Wilson's Phalarope - Cape Town, Jackson's Francolin, Basra Reed-Warbler, Nubian Nightjar, Turner's Eremomela, Somali Sparrow, Northern Masked & Clarke's Weavers, William's & Friedmann's Larks, Golden Pipit - Kenya, Northern Bald Ibis, Thick-billed Lark, Cream-coloured Courser, Eurasian Dotterel, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Morocco & Tunisia, Thick-billed Cuckoo - Uganda, All with Rockjumper Birding Tours


Jonathan Rossouw/Apex Expeditions

South African 2058
Jan 15. Abyssinian Long-eared Owl, Harwood's Francolin, Blanford's Lark & Cinereous Bunting in Ethiopia; first new bird of 2015 was Djibouti Francolin; Dec 14: Arabian Golden Sparrow in Djibouti City, plus Arabian, Asian Desert, and Menetries's Warblers; Nov 14: SOCOTRA with endemics plus Jouanin's Petrel, Persian Shearwater & Socotra Cormorant plus vagrant WHITE-BREASTED WATERHEN (1st for Africa), Greater White-fronted Goose, Pintail Snipe and Indian Pond Heron; CONGO in June 14, with lifer Red-bellied Malimbe & Yellow-capped Weaver; Northern Rockhopper Penguin & Black Skimmer close to home in Cape Town in early 2013; full sweep of ANGOLA endemics/specialties, including White-headed Robin-Chat, Braun's Bush-shrike, Brazza's Martin, Swierstra's Francolin in Sept 12; Northern KENYA with displaying Collared Lark, Star-spotted Nightjar in Jan 12.


Adam Riley/Rockjumper Birding Tours

South African 2029
Recent trips to Ethiopia (Africa ticks included Cinereous Bunting, Harwood's Francolin, Dusky Babbler, Menetries' Warbler), Namibia - American Golden Plover, Ghana (Akun Eagle Owl, Forest Penduline Tit, White-necked Picathartes, Baumann's Greenbul) & South Africa - Little Crake All with Rockjumper Birding Tours


Izak Coetzer

South African 2024
Spanish Imperial Eagle, Magnificent Frigatebird, Creztmar's Bunting, Albertine Owlet, Sao Tome Ibis, White-necked Rockfowl, Mount Kupe Bushshrike


John Glendinning

South African 1981
Senegal, Cape Verde and Zambia 2014 / north east Morocco 2015


Claes-Göran Cederlund

Swedish 1931
Updated March 2015. (Following IOC) Latest Angola in Sep 2016. Endemics and nearendemics incl. Brazza´s Martin. Malawi in Sep 2014 w. Thyolo Alethe, Babbling starling and some other goodies. Somalia and Djibouti in w. Somali Pigeon,Warsangli Linnet, Somali Grosbeak, Collared lark. Cameroon March 2012 with Golden Nightjar,Picathartes etc. South Africa in Oct 2012.


Hugh Buck

British 1900
Cornell 2014 + 5 - 1. Zambia Sept 2011: Black-cheeked Lovebird, Chaplin's Barbet, Angola Lark, Black-and-rufous Swallow, Grimwood's Longclaw, Bamboo and Laura's Woodland Warblers, Black-necked Eremomela, Margaret's Batis, Sharp-tailed Starling, Bannermann's Sunbird, Bar-winged and Bocage's Weavers. Malawi Sept 2011: Miombo Pied Barbet, Stierling's Woodpecker (last Old World Woodpecker), White-winged Starling, Chestnut-Mantled Sparrow and Olive-headed Weavers.


Keith Valentine/Rockjumper Birding Tours

South African 1871
Excellent birds on recent Angola tour (Sep '16) with Braun's Bushshrike, White-headed Robin-Chat and Brazza's Martin! Finally Yellow-throated Cuckoo in Ghana plus Rufous-rumped Lark and Nkulengu Rail! Star-spotted Nightjar, Scaly Chatterer, Abyssinian Crimsonwing, Steel-blue Whydah were recent additions on a prvt Ethiopia tour Jan 2015. Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Namibia and Leach's Storm Petrel in Namibian waters. Forest Penduline Tit, Nimba Flycatcher, Akun Eagle Owl & Spot-breasted Ibis in Ghana - Dec 12. Savile's Bustard in Cameroon Apr 2012, Little Crake and Black Skimmer in my backyard - Cape Town!!! Vermiculated Fishing Owl in Cameroon Mar 2011, All with Rockjumper Birding Tours.


Peter Kaestner

USA 1857
West Africa 2012 plus accumulated splits. Apr 2006, Sand Partridge, Wadi Hof, Cairo, Egypt


Mark Van Beirs

Belgian 1839
Dec 2016: Braun's Bush Shrike, Angola Cave Chat and Red-crested Turaco in Angola + updates. Jan 2014: Akun Eagle Owl, Forbes's Plover and Rosy Bee-eater in Ghana.


Philip Rostron

British 1833
IOC V4.2
Sept 2011 - Angola - Swierstra's Francolin, Anchieta's Barbet, Margaret's Batis, Red-crested Turaco, Angola Cave Chat, White-headed Robin Chat, Gabela Helmetshrike, Gabela Braun's and Monteiro's Bushshrikes, Black-and-rufous Swallow, Pulitzer's Longbill


Roger skeen

british 1819
August 2011, trip across the border to Kenya, Sokoke specials, Crab Plover and a day trip in Nairobi NP with over 190 species, great country! Spent four months in Ghana and saw a few goodies inc White-necked Picathartes, Langdans Bush-Shrike and Sharpes Apalis .Just returned (Feb2011) from very successful trip to Ethiopia, all available endems fell, thanks to our good guide Abiy from Ethiopian Quadrants! Even had two Pec Sands in a day, trip list over 550! Been living in Uganda for nearly 2 years and have so far seen 836 there including: Great Knot (new for country), Broad-Billed Sand, G Sandplover, Af Green Broadbill,Rwenzori Turaco,Kivu Ground Thrush,Crested Barbet,Black-throated Barbet etc. Have also visited on holiday Egypt, Morroco (Slender-billed Curlew just a distant memory!) South Africa (both east and west) Namibia and previous to Uganda lived in Cameroon for over two years seeing all the endems inc Mt Kupe Bush-Shrike. A further two years in Uganda have brought my sightings in that country to 910 while a most recent trip to the Azores has added another 12 species inc the only endem Azorean Bullfinch


Phil Gregory

Australian 1805
IOC Taxonomy. Uganda 2009 Green-breasted Pitta, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Lagden's Bush-shrike; Ghana 2009 Brown-cheeked Hornbill, Rosy Bee-eater, Congo Serpent Eagle; Ghana 2011 +9; Ghana 2012 Yellow-footed Honeyguide, Carmelite Sunbird; Ghana 2013 Black-collared Lovebird, Brown Nightjar, Akun Eagle Owl, Capuchin Babbler; Ethiopia 2013 Abyssinian Long-eared Owl etc


Markus Lilje/ Rockjumper Birding Tours

South African 1799
Heuglin's Bustard. A few new birds in Morocco, Ghana, Gabon, Uganda and Tanzania and Rwanda


Dave Sargeant

British 1793
Last upd: Jun 2015.


Martin Edwards

Canadian 1769
2010 Feb-Mar Cameroon,Black-eared Ground Thrush,Banded Wattle-eye,Rock Firefinch,Arabian Bustard,Little Gray Woodpecker;2009 Sep, South Africa,2008 Jan Socotra endemics


David Fisher

British 1752
Based on IOC 6.2. No introductions or 'heard-only' birds. Latest African highlights, White-crested Tiger-Heron, Grey Pratincole, and Rosy & Black-headed Bee-eaters all in Gabon.


Steve Riley

UK 1734
White-necked Picathartes is one of the most exciting and wonderful birds I have ever seen!


Gerald Broddelez

Belgian 1734
White-breasted Guineafowl, White-necked Picathartes in Ghana


Erik Forsyth

South African 1724
Brown Booby, Cream-coloured Courser-Egypt 2008 with Rockjumper Birding Tours. Wilson's Phalarope, Protea Canary - SA May07, Neumann's Warbler, Uganda Woodland Warbler - Uganda Aug06, Little Crake, Booted Warbler, Village Weaver - Egypt Apr06, Degodi Lark, Phillipa's Crombec, White-winged Dove - Ethiopia Dec05, Green-breasted Pitta, Green Broadbill and Shoebill July 05 with Rockjumper Birding Tours. Spotted Eagle, Spectacled and Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Semi-collared Flycatcher- Egypt with Rockjumper Birding Tours Apr 2005. Ethiopia Jan/Feb 2005 Harwoods Francolin, Gillett's Lark, Stresseman's Bush Crow, Salvadori's Serin, Sidamo Lark, Prince Ruspoli's Turaco at 2 sites and White-tailed Swallows, Imperial and Golden Eagles, Levant Sparrowhawk, Saker, Rockjumper Birding Tours


Christian Boix

Spano-African 1688
All Ethiopian endemics + Heuglin's Bustard, Somali Courser and Collared Lark. Ethiopia Feb 2006 while leading for Tropical Birding


Jan Vermeulen

The Netherlands 1659
Tanzania 2007 was my last trip to Africa


Andrew Self

Terran 1655
Mozambique, Dec 2016 inc African Pitta. Eastern S. Africa Nov 2015, 16 lifers. Angola Sept 2011: 70 lifers. Botswana 2010 inc Pel's Fishing Owl. 45 lifers in Kenya, Nov 2009; 32 lifers in Ghana (now seen both Picathartes) with Birdseekers, Feb 2009. List follows IOC (March 2016)


Steeman Chris

Belgian 1621
Jan 2017: IOC update. Updated Dec 2014. Ghana 2009: White-necked Rockfowl, Long-tailed Hawk etc...Taxonomy strictly Clements ( Aug 2012).


Ashley Banwell

British 1612
Green breasted Pitta, African Green Broadbill


Josep del Hoyo

Spanish 1602
April 2007. Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda (videos in IBC).


Jan P Smith

USA 1582
Most recent trip was to Ethiopia with Rockjumper in January 2013, my 9th African birding trip.


Brian Fletcher

Australian/British 1555
Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, 2002 Crab Plover, Thick-billed Cuckoo, 2003; White-necked Picathartes Ghana 2012


Stan Davies

British 1543
White-winged Apalis,Sokoke Scops Owl,Long-billed Apalis,Mrs Moreaus Warbler


Peter Carnall

South African 1533
Crimsonwinged Finch-Morocco Oct2014/Egyptian Plover-Gambia Nov2013/CI Stonechat-Fuerteventura June2011/Laurel Pigeon-Tenerife Jul2010/Harwoods Francolin,Spotbreasted lapwing-Ethiopia Feb2005/Sokoke Pipit & scops Owl-Kenya Dec 2004/ Longbilled Tailorbird/Tanzania June04.Shoebill-Uganda Aug 2003


John Penhallurick

Australian 1519
Pemba Green Pigeon,Pemba Scops Owl,Scheffler's Barred Owlet,Usambara Nightjar,Boehm's Bee-eater,Ruaha Hornbill,Eastern Green Tinkerbird,Brown-breasted Barbet,Pallid Honeyguide,Speckle-throated Woodpecker,Mombasa Woodpecker,Uluguru Mountain Greenbul,Stripe-faced Greenbul,Spot-throat,Usambara Akalat,White-chested Alethe,Arnott's White-headed Chat,Coastal Cisticola,Black-lored Cisticola,Stierlings Wren-Warbler,Chapin's Apalis,White-winged Apalis,Long-billed Tailorbird,African Tailorbird,Grenn-capped Eremomela,Livingstone's Flycacther,White-tailed Crested Flycatcher,Eastern Black-headed Batis,Black-throated Wattle-eye,Black-fronted Bush-Shrike,Uluguru Bush-Shrike,Fuelleborn's Black Boubou,Green-headed Oriole,Kenrick's Starling,Southern Blue-eyed Starling,Ashy Starling,Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird,Banded Green Sunbird,Usambara Double-collared Sunbird,Loveridge's Sunbird,Pemba Sunbird,Swahili Sparrow,Bertram's Weaver,Taveta Golden Weaver,Kilombero Weaver,Usambara Weaver,Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah,Southern Citril,Rufous-tailed Weaver,Steel-blue Whydah,Grey-breasted Spurfowl,Grey-crested Helmet-Shrike,Buff-belied Penduline-Tit,Rufous-bellied Tit,Short-tailed Lark,Beesley's Lark,Sombre Nightjar,Abbott's Starling,Grey-Olive Greenbul


Peter Gilchrist

Canadian 1507
Grauer's Swamp-Warbler; Ruwenzori Turaco; African Pitta


David Massie

UK 1502
Ghana Nov 2010 Hartlaubs Duck, Picathartes, Forbes Plover, Fraser's Eagle-owl, Red-fronted Antpecker


Alan Greensmith

Independent 1489
24 April 2009. Trips to Morocco (twice), Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe (twice), South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Highlight Slender-billed Curlew.


Bernard Couronne

French 1489
Update September 2015 - all birds seen, strictly follow Cornell v.2015 - February 2013 Ghana : Congo Serpent Eagle, Nkulengu Rail, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Akun Eagle Owl, Brown-cheeked Hornbill, Kemp's Longbill, Yellow-headed Picathartes, Capuchin Babbler, Tit-hylia, Buff-throated Sunbird, Red-billed Helmetshrike and Preuss's Weaver among many more. March 2012 Cameroon : added 135 sp of which 133 lifers ; Hartlaub's Duck, Cassin's Hawk-Eagle, Fox Kestrel, Quail Plover, Savile's Bustard, Bronze-winged Courser, Brown-chested Lapwing, Yellow-billed and Bannerman's Turacos, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Vermiculated Fishing, Red-chested and Sjöstedt's Owls, Standard-winged and Golden Nightjars (fantastics views of the second !), Cassin's Honeybird, Willcock's Honeyguide, African Piculet, Grey-headed Broadbill, White-bellied Robin Chat, Cricket and White-tailed Warblers, Bamenda Apalis, Violet-backed Hyliota, Yellow-bellied and Banded Wattle-eyes, Red-headed Picathartes (wonderful time with more than 10 birds together !), Spotted Thrush-Babbler, White-throated Mountain Babbler, Sennar Penduline Tit, Cameroon Speirops, Green-breasted, and Mount Kupe Bush-Shrikes (great times !), Shelley's and White-cheeked Olivebacks, Red-faced and Red-winged Pytilias, Black-bellied Seedcracker, Brown and Dybowski's Twinspots, Black-bellied, Rock Firefinche.


Keith Valentine

South African 1476
Best birds for '06 include Golden Nightjar, Quail Plover, Gray-necked Picathartes, Green-breasted Bushshrike, Cricket Warbler - Cameroon. Friedmann's Lark, Turner's Eremomela, Chapin's Flycatcher, Gray-crested Helmetshrike - Kenya. Green-breasted Pitta, Red-faced Barbet - Uganda. Congo Serpent Eagle, Togo Paradise Whydah, Forest Francolin - Ghana. - all with Rockjumper Birding Tours


Hans Westerlaken

Dutch 1469
Update 1-8-2016; Observado/HBW; Grey-headed Picatarthes, Bannerman's Turaco, Grey Pratincole, Pel's Fishing Owl, Egyptian Plover


Petri Hottola

Finnish 1448


Terry Witt

USA 1412
successful Ethiopia trip


Marcel Holyoak

Born Britain, live California 1408
Last trips a day in Ethiopia (10 lifers) and 2.5 weeks in Malawi (Cholo Alethe, White-winged Apalis, Vincent's Bunting, etc). Includes 3-week trip to Cameroon in March-April 2012 and 2 weeks in En. S. Africa in November-December 2012. Clements 6.8.


Bernd de Bruijn

Dutch 1403
According to HBW/BirdLife. Sudan: Cretzschmar's Babbler; Black-breasted Barbet, Neumann's Starling, Palestine Sunbird (Darfur). Burkina Faso: Golden Nightjar, Brown-rumped Bunting. Sierra Leone: White-breasted Guineafowl, Gola Malimbe, Forest Scrub Robin, Turati's Boubou, Ghana: Forest Penduline Tit, Brown Nightjar. Kenya (lived 2000-2003): Blue Swallow, Forbes-Watson's Swift, Red-footed Booby, Brown-chested Lapwing, Quail-Plover, Blue Quail, Pacific Golden Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper. Tunisia: Tree Sparrow. Ethiopia: Spotted Creeper. 42 bulbuls, 29 cisticola's.


John Davies/Lawson's Birding Tours

South African 1397
Akun & Fraser's Eagle Owl, Egyptian Plover, Brown Nightjar, Long-tailed Hawk, Kemp's Longbill, Brown-cheeked Hornbill, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, East Coast Akalat, Green-headed Oriole and Lesser Seedcracker. All with Lawson's Birding Tours. List based on IOC V3.3.


Kieran Fahy

Irish 1394
IOC Taxonomy - seen only. August 2016: Uganda (Aug 2016) - African Green Broadbill; Namibia (NOv 2015) - almost all of the specials! Tanzania (Aug 2014)- Beesley's Lark, Usambara Hyliota, Long-billed and Africa Tailorbird etc; South Africa (Oct 2014) - a few gaps filled - Knysna, Victorin's & Cinnamon-breasted Warblers, Knysna Woodpecker


Jean Jacques Gozard

French 1383


Luc Bekaert

Belgian 1382


Keith Betton

British 1377
748 species in Kenya in Jan/Feb 2004, 530 species in Uganda in July 2005


Dave Callam

British 1365
Clements, seen only. updated July 2012


Patrick Cardwell

South African 1361
Green Broadbill, Chaplin's Barbet, William's Lark, Oriole Finch, Lagden's Bush-Shrike and Standard-winged Nightjar


Rainer Christian Ertel

German 1353
(IOC-checklist) Buller´s Albatross, Spectacled Petrel, Savile´s Bustard, Buffspotted Flufftail, Grey Pratincole, Laughing Gull, Pel´s Fishing Owl, Souza´s Shrike, Stresemann´s Bush Crow, Sidamo Lark, Red Lark, Sombre Rock Chat, Ankober Serin, Socotra Bunting Latest: Morocco II/2016: Dunn´s Lark
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