Bird Species in Virunga National Park : Although Virunga national park is currently closed, because Mount Nyiragongo erupted and it destroyed a number of trails. You should consider visiting the park when the park re-opens although it is not yet know when the park will open but it should be noted that you can participate in a number of different activities in the wild where you will also have the opportunity to watch the numerous bird species and below are the different bird species that you will get to watch that can also be used as a birding checklist for travellers interested in birding in Virunga national park.

 

1.     White-faced Whistling Duck
2.     Fulvous Whistling Duck
3.     Egyptian Goose
4.     Southern Pochard
5.     Garganey
6.     Hottentot Teal
7.     Red-billed Teal
8.     Northern Pintail
9.     White-backed Duck
10.  Spur-winged Goose
11.  Comb Duck
12.  Helmeted Guineafowl
13.  Crested Guineafowl
14.  Common Quail
15.  Harlequin Quail
16.  Heuglin’s Francolin
17.  Hildebrandt’s Francolin
18.  Scaly Francolin
19.  Red-necked Spurfowl
20.  Handsome Francolin
21.  Crested Francolin
22.  White-throated Francolin
23.  Greater Flamingo
24.  Lesser Flamingo
25.  Little Grebe
26.  Afep Pigeon
27.  African Olive Pigeon
28.  Western Bronze-naped Pigeon
29.  Lemon Dove
30.  Dusky Turtle Dove
31.  Mourning Collared Dove
32.  Red-eyed Dove
33.  Ring-necked Dove
34.  Laughing Dove
35.  Bruce’s Green Pigeon
36.  African Green Pigeon
37.  Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
38.  Blue-spotted Wood Dove
39.  Tambourine Dove
40.  Namaqua Dove
41.  Fiery-necked Nightjar
42.  Swamp Nightjar
43.  Mozambique Nightjar
44.  Standard-winged Nightjar
45.  Pennant-winged Nightjar
46.  Mottled Spinetailed Swift
47.  African Palm Swift
48.  Alpine Swift
49.  Mottled Swift
50.  White-rumped Swift
51.  Horus Swift
52.  Little Swift
53.  African Swift
54.  Common Swift
55.  Senegal Coucal
56.  Blue-headed Coucal
57.  White-browed Coucal
58.  African Black Coucal
59.  Yellowbill
60.  Jacobin Cuckoo
61.  Levaillant’s Cuckoo
62.  Great Spotted Cuckoo
63.  Klaas’s Cuckoo
64.  African Emerald Cuckoo
65.  Diederick Cuckoo
66.  Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo
67.  Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo
68.  Red-chested Cuckoo
69.  Black Cuckoo
70.  Common Cuckoo
71.  African Cuckoo
72.  African Rail
73.  African Crake
74.  Black Crake
75.  Purple Swamphen
76.  Common Moorhen
77.  Lesser Moorhen
78.  Red-knobbed Coot
79.  White-spotted Flufftail
80.  African Finfoot
81.  Grey Crowned Crane
82.  Black-bellied Bustard
83.  Great Blue Turaco
84.  Eastern Grey Plantain-eater
85.  Bare-faced Go-away-bird
86.  Ruwenzori Turaco
87.  Black-billed Turaco
88.  Ross’s Turaco
89.  Marabou
90.  Yellow-billed Stork
91.  African Openbill
92.  Abdim’s Stork
93.  Woolly-necked Stork
94.  European White Stork
95.  Saddle-bill Stork
96.  Great White Pelican
97.  Pink-backed Pelican
98.  Hamerkop
99.  Shoebill
100.                   White-crested Tiger Heron
101.                   Dwarf Bittern
102.                   White-backed Night Heron
103.                   Black-crowned Night Heron
104.                   Striated Heron
105.                   Squacco Heron
106.                   Cattle Egret
107.                   Grey Heron
108.                   Black-headed Heron
109.                   Goliath Heron
110.                   Purple Heron
111.                   Great Egret
112.                   Intermediate Egret
113.                   Black Heron
114.                   Little Egret
115.                   African Sacred Ibis
116.                   African Spoonbill
117.                   Hadada Ibis
118.                   Glossy Ibis
119.                   Long-tailed Cormorant
120.                   Great Cormorant
121.                   African Darter
122.                   Water Thick-knee
123.                   Spotted Thick-knee
124.                   Pied Avocet
125.                   Black-winged Stilt
126.                   Grey Plover
127.                   Common Ringed Plover
128.                   Kittlitz’s Plover
129.                   Three-banded Plover
130.                   Forbes’s Plover
131.                   White-fronted Plover
132.                   Lesser Sand Plover
133.                   Caspian Plover
134.                   Long-toed Lapwing
135.                   Spur-winged Lapwing
136.                   Senegal Lapwing
137.                   Crowned Lapwing
138.                   African Wattled Lapwing
139.                   Greater Painted-snipe
140.                   African Jacana
141.                   Lesser Jacana
142.                   Whimbrel
143.                   Eurasian Curlew
144.                   Black-tailed Godwit
145.                   Ruddy Turnstone
146.                   Ruff
147.                   Curlew Sandpiper
148.                   Temminck’s Stint
149.                   Little Stint
150.                   African Snipe
151.                   Great Snipe
152.                   Common Snipe
153.                   Common Sandpiper
154.                   Green Sandpiper
155.                   Spotted Redshank
156.                   Common Greenshank
157.                   Common Redshank
158.                   Wood Sandpiper
159.                   Marsh Sandpiper
160.                   Common Buttonquail
161.                   Black-rumped Buttonquail
162.                   Temminck’s Courser
163.                   Collared Pratincole
164.                   African Skimmer
165.                   Black-headed Gull
166.                   Gray-hooded Gull
167.                   Lesser Black-backed Gull
168.                   Little Tern
169.                   Gull-billed Tern
170.                   Whiskered Tern
171.                   White-winged Tern
172.                   Osprey
173.                   Black-winged Kite
174.                   European Honey Buzzard
175.                   African Harrier Hawk
176.                   Palm-nut Vulture
177.                   Bateleur
178.                   Black-chested Snake Eagle
179.                   Brown Snake Eagle
180.                   Western Banded Snake Eagle
181.                   White-headed Vulture
182.                   Hooded Vulture
183.                   White-backed Vulture
184.                   Rüppell’s Vulture
185.                   Lappet-faced Vulture
186.                   Bat Hawk
187.                   Crowned Eagle
188.                   Martial Eagle
189.                   Long-crested Eagle
190.                   Tawny Eagle
191.                   Cassin’s Hawk Eagle
192.                   Wahlberg’s Eagle
193.                   Lizard Buzzard
194.                   Gabar Goshawk
195.                   Western Marsh Harrier
196.                   African Marsh Harrier
197.                   Pallid Harrier
198.                   Montagu’s Harrier
199.                   African Goshawk
200.                   Little Sparrowhawk
201.                   Black Sparrowhawk
202.                   African Fish Eagle
203.                   Black Kite
204.                   Augur Buzzard
205.                   Eurasian Buzzard
206.                   Mountain Buzzard
207.                   Common Barn Owl
208.                   African Wood Owl
209.                   Spotted Eagle Owl
210.                   Verreaux’s Eagle Owl
211.                   Speckled Mousebird
212.                   Blue-naped Mousebird
213.                   Narina’s Trogon
214.                   Bar-tailed Trogon
215.                   Crowned Hornbill
216.                   African Pied Hornbill
217.                   African Grey Hornbill
218.                   White-thighed Hornbill
219.                   Grey-cheeked Hornbill
220.                   Common Hoopoe
221.                   Green Wood-hoopoe
222.                   White-headed Wood-hoopoe
223.                   Forest Wood-hoopoe
224.                   Cassin’s Honeybird
225.                   Wahlberg’s Honeybird
226.                   Lesser Honeyguide
227.                   Spotted Honeyguide
228.                   Greater Honeyguide
229.                   Rufous-breasted Wryneck
230.                   Nubian Woodpecker
231.                   Green-backed Woodpecker
232.                   Brown-eared Woodpecker
233.                   Speckle-breasted Woodpecker
234.                   Cardinal Woodpecker
235.                   Grey Woodpecker
236.                   Olive Woodpecker
237.                   Grey-throated Barbet
238.                   Speckled Tinkerbird
239.                   Western Green Tinkerbird
240.                   Red-rumped Tinkerbird
241.                   Yellow-throated Tinkerbird
242.                   Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
243.                   Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
244.                   Hairy-breasted Barbet
245.                   Spot-flanked Barbet
246.                   Double-toothed Barbet
247.                   Yellow-billed Barbet
248.                   White-fronted Bee-eater
249.                   Red-throated Bee-eater
250.                   White-throated Bee-eater
251.                   Olive Bee-eater
252.                   Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
253.                   European Bee-eater
254.                   Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
255.                   Blue-breasted Bee-eater
256.                   Little Bee-eater
257.                   Lilac-breasted Roller
258.                   European Roller
259.                   Blue-throated Roller
260.                   Broad-billed Roller
261.                   African Pygmy Kingfisher
262.                   African Malachite Kingfisher
263.                   Giant Kingfisher
264.                   Pied Kingfisher
265.                   Grey-headed Kingfisher
266.                   Striped Kingfisher
267.                   Blue-breasted Kingfisher
268.                   Woodland Kingfisher
269.                   Lesser Kestrel
270.                   Common Kestrel
271.                   Grey Kestrel
272.                   Eleonora’s Falcon
273.                   Eurasian Hobby
274.                   African Hobby
275.                   Lanner Falcon
276.                   Peregrine Falcon
277.                   Grey Parrot
278.                   Brown-necked Parrot
279.                   Red-headed Lovebird
280.                   African Pitta
281.                   Grauer’s Cuckooshrike
282.                   Grey Cuckooshrike
283.                   Black Cuckooshrike
284.                   Petit’s Cuckooshrike
285.                   Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike
286.                   Western Black-headed Oriole
287.                   Eastern Black-headed Oriole
288.                   Mountain Oriole
289.                   Eurasian Golden Oriole
290.                   African Golden Oriole
291.                   Ruwenzori Batis
292.                   Chinspot Batis
293.                   Chestnut Wattle-eye
294.                   Jameson’s Wattle-eye
295.                   Brown-throated Wattle-eye
296.                   Black-throated Wattle-eye
297.                   Yellow-crested Helmet-shrike
298.                   Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher
299.                   Pink-footed Puffback
300.                   Black-backed Puffback
301.                   Northern Puffback
302.                   Brown-crowned Tchagra
303.                   Black-crowned Tchagra
304.                   Grey-green Bush-shrike
305.                   Orange-breasted Bush-shrike
306.                   Lowland Sooty Boubou
307.                   Albertine Sooty Boubou
308.                   Lühder’s Bush-shrike
309.                   Tropical Boubou
310.                   Black-headed Gonolek
311.                   Doherty’s Bush-shrike
312.                   Shining Drongo
313.                   Fork-tailed Drongo
314.                   Red-backed Shrike
315.                   Isabelline Shrike
316.                   Mackinnon’s Shrike
317.                   Lesser Grey Shrike
318.                   Grey-backed Fiscal
319.                   Northern Fiscal
320.                   White-necked Raven
321.                   Pied Crow
322.                   African Paradise-flycatcher
323.                   Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher
324.                   Grey-chinned Sunbird
325.                   Collared Sunbird
326.                   Green-headed Sunbird
327.                   Blue-throated Brown Sunbird
328.                   Blue-headed Sunbird
329.                   Olive Sunbird
330.                   Green-throated Sunbird
331.                   Scarlet-chested Sunbird
332.                   Purple-breasted Sunbird
333.                   Bronzy Sunbird
334.                   Malachite Sunbird
335.                   Scarlet-tufted Sunbird
336.                   Olive-bellied Sunbird
337.                   Tiny Sunbird
338.                   Ruwenzori Double-collared Sunbird
339.                   Northern Double-collared Sunbird
340.                   Regal Sunbird
341.                   Mariqua Sunbird
342.                   Red-chested Sunbird
343.                   Purple-banded Sunbird
344.                   Superb Sunbird
345.                   Variable Sunbird
346.                   Copper Sunbird
347.                   Grosbeak Weaver
348.                   Red-headed Quelea
349.                   Red-billed Quelea
350.                   Yellow-crowned Bishop
351.                   Northern Red Bishop
352.                   Red-collared Widowbird
353.                   Black-winged Bishop
354.                   Southern Red Bishop
355.                   Yellow Bishop
356.                   Yellow-mantled Widowbird
357.                   Fan-tailed Widowbird
358.                   White-winged Widowbird
359.                   Baglafecht Weaver
360.                   Slender-billed Weaver
361.                   Little Weaver
362.                   Spectacled Weaver
363.                   Black-necked Weaver
364.                   Strange Weaver
365.                   Holub’s Weaver
366.                   Orange Weaver
367.                   Northern Brown-throated Weaver
368.                   Lesser Masked Weaver
369.                   Village Weaver
370.                   Vieillot’s Weaver
371.                   Black-headed Weaver
372.                   Golden-naped Weaver
373.                   Yellow-mantled Weaver
374.                   Compact Weaver
375.                   Dark-backed Weaver
376.                   Brown-capped Weaver
377.                   Red-billed Firefinch
378.                   African Firefinch
379.                   Green-winged Pytilia
380.                   Red-headed Bluebill
381.                   Fawn-breasted Waxbill
382.                   Crimson-rumped Waxbill
383.                   Black-rumped Waxbill
384.                   Common Waxbill
385.                   Black-crowned Waxbill
386.                   Black-headed Waxbill
387.                   Red-faced Crimson-wing
388.                   Dusky Crimson-wing
389.                   Yellow-bellied Waxbill
390.                   White-breasted Negrofinch
391.                   Grey-headed Negrofinch
392.                   Black-chinned Quailfinch
393.                   Bronze Mannikin
394.                   Black-and-white Mannikin
395.                   Pin-tailed Whydah
396.                   Village Indigobird
397.                   Purple Indigobird
398.                   Parasitic Weaver
399.                   House Sparrow
400.                   Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
401.                   Tree Pipit
402.                   Richard’s Pipit
403.                   Plain-backed Pipit
404.                   African Pipit
405.                   Long-billed Pipit
406.                   Yellow-throated Longclaw
407.                   Mountain Wagtail
408.                   Cape Wagtail
409.                   Yellow Wagtail
410.                   African Wagtail
411.                   White Wagtail
412.                   Western Citril
413.                   Black-throated Canary
414.                   Yellow-fronted Canary
415.                   Brimstone Canary
416.                   Streaky Canary
417.                   Thick-billed Canary
418.                   Yellow-crowned Canary
419.                   Golden-breasted Bunting
420.                   Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
421.                   White-tipped Crested-flycatcher
422.                   Blue Crested-flycatcher
423.                   Blue-and-white Crested-flycatcher
424.                   Dusky Tit
425.                   Stripe-breasted Tit
426.                   Western Nicator
427.                   Fischer’s Sparrow Lark
428.                   Rufous-naped Lark
429.                   Flappet Lark
430.                   White-tailed Lark
431.                   Red-capped Lark
432.                   Northern Crombec
433.                   Green Crombec
434.                   White-browed Crombec
435.                   Moustached Grass Warbler
436.                   White-chinned Prinia
437.                   Black-collared Apalis
438.                   Yellow-breasted Apalis
439.                   Masked Apalis
440.                   Mountain Apalis
441.                   Black-throated Apalis
442.                   Chestnut-throated Apalis
443.                   Buff-throated Apalis
444.                   Grey Apalis
445.                   Buff-bellied Warbler
446.                   Grey-backed Camaroptera
447.                   Grey-capped Warbler
448.                   Red-faced Cisticola
449.                   Singing Cisticola
450.                   Trilling Cisticola
451.                   Chattering Cisticola
452.                   Chubb’s Cisticola
453.                   Rattling Cisticola
454.                   Winding Cisticola
455.                   Carruthers’s Cisticola
456.                   Stout Cisticola
457.                   Croaking Cisticola
458.                   Short-winged Cisticola
459.                   Zitting Cisticola
460.                   Wing-snapping Cisticola
461.                   Black-faced Rufous Warbler
462.                   Tawny-flanked Prinia
463.                   Banded Prinia
464.                   Little Rush Warbler
465.                   Eastern Rush Warbler
466.                   Bracken Warbler
467.                   Bamboo Warbler
468.                   Papyrus Yellow Warbler
469.                   Olivaceous Warbler
470.                   Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
471.                   Mountain Yellow Warbler
472.                   Sedge Warbler
473.                   Common Reed Warbler
474.                   Lesser Swamp Warbler
475.                   Grey-rumped Swallow
476.                   White-headed Saw-wing
477.                   Black Saw-wing
478.                   Northern House Martin
479.                   Lesser Striped Swallow
480.                   Rufous-chested Swallow
481.                   Mosque Swallow
482.                   Red-rumped Swallow
483.                   Wire-tailed Swallow
484.                   Barn Swallow
485.                   Angolan Swallow
486.                   Red-chested Swallow
487.                   Rock Martin
488.                   Banded Martin
489.                   Plain Martin
490.                   Sand Martin
491.                   Slender-billed Greenbul
492.                   Yellow-throated Greenbul
493.                   Spotted Greenbul
494.                   Honeyguide Greenbul
495.                   Joyful Greenbul
496.                   Yellow-necked Greenbul
497.                   Simple Greenbul
498.                   Eastern Mountain Greenbul
499.                   Yellow-whiskered Greenbul
500.                   Little Greenbul
501.                   Plain Greenbul
502.                   Toro Greenbul
503.                   Yellow-streaked Greenbul
504.                   Common Bulbul
505.                   Willow Warbler
506.                   Brown Woodland Warbler
507.                   Red-faced Woodland Warbler
508.                   Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Warbler
509.                   Green Hylia
510.                   Eurasian Blackcap
511.                   Garden Warbler
512.                   African Hill Babbler
513.                   African Yellow White-eye
514.                   Brown Thrush Babbler
515.                   Mountain Thrush Babbler
516.                   Black-lored Babbler
517.                   Black-faced Babbler
518.                   Brown Babbler
519.                   Arrow-marked Babbler
520.                   Red-billed Oxpecker
521.                   Yellow-billed Oxpecker
522.                   Wattled Starling
523.                   Slender-billed Starling
524.                   Chestnut-winged Starling
525.                   Waller’s Starling
526.                   Sharpe’s Starling
527.                   Stuhlmann’s Starling
528.                   Narrow-tailed Starling
529.                   Rüppell’s Glossy Starling
530.                   Splendid Glossy Starling
531.                   Greater Blue-eared Starling
532.                   Amethyst Starling
533.                   Fire-crested Alethe
534.                   Brown-backed Scrub Robin
535.                   White-browed Scrub Robin
536.                   Spotted Flycatcher
537.                   Ashy Flycatcher
538.                   Swamp Flycatcher
539.                   Cassin’s Flycatcher
540.                   African Dusky Flycatcher
541.                   Dusky-blue Flycatcher
542.                   Grey-throated Tit Flycatcher
543.                   Grey Tit Flycatcher
544.                   Pale Flycatcher
545.                   White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher
546.                   Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher
547.                   Northern Black Flycatcher
548.                   Southern Black Flycatcher
549.                   Archer’s Robin Chat
550.                   Cape Robin Chat
551.                   White-browed Robin Chat
552.                   Snowy-crowned Robin Chat
553.                   Red-capped Robin Chat
554.                   Red-throated Alethe
555.                   Brown-chested Alethe
556.                   White-starred Robin
557.                   Equatorial Akalat
558.                   Grey-winged Akalat
559.                   Semi-collared Flycatcher
560.                   Whinchat
561.                   African Stonechat
562.                   Sooty Chat
563.                   Northern Wheatear
564.                   Ethiopian Thrush
565.                   African Thrush

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