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Congo Serpent Eagle kick-starts Ghana tour!

March 1, 2012

Ghana tour off to an exciting start with Congo Serpent Eagle!” leader Callan Cohen reported today.

Congo Serpent Eagle in Ghana © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Congo Serpent Eagle in Ghana © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

“We just enjoyed an incredible hour-long viewing of the seldom-seen and elusive Congo Serpent Eagle! We heard its far-carrying display call from over a kilometre away, and soon spotted it flying our way for a closer look! While watching it, a pair of Black Bee-eaters hawked off the top of a nearby tree while small groups of Rosy Bee-eater sailed over the tops of the trees.

Congo Serpent Eagle in Ghana © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Congo Serpent Eagle in Ghana © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

It was a superb moment and built on our excellent previous day, which we spent the whole morning and afternoon on the famous Kakum canopy walkway getting a first taste of African lowland forest birding, with highlights such as Fire-bellied Woodpecker, Buff-throated Sunbird and the giant Black Wattle Hornbill.

Here are some photographs, including one of Brendan with over 70 lifers the three days! and an obliging Blue-bellied Roller from our first morning on the way to Kakum.”

The next Ghana tours will be led by Callan Cohen or Michael Mills and run in February and March 2013. Contact us to enquire: +27 21 531 9148, info@birdingafrica.com.

Black Bee-eater in Ghana © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Black Bee-eater in Ghana © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Black Bee-eater in Ghana © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Black Bee-eater in Ghana © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Black Bee-eater in Ghana © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Blue-bellied Roller in Ghana © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Blue-bellied Roller in Ghana © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Birding the Kakum Forest canopy walkway in Ghana © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Birding the Kakum Forest canopy walkway in Ghana © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

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