Recently back from a great two and a half weeks in GHANA and what a great country. Very safe, very friendly people and stacked full of some truly fantastic birds! The only downside was the puddings really do not come up to scratch! Chocolate Ice Cream in Accra was the best we could muster!
The bird highlight of the trip was without doubt seeing the legendary Yellow-headed Picathartes.
Picathartes Nest Site
Crap Photo of the bird itself, but you get the general idea!
Other highlights included birding from the Canopy Walkway suspended 40 metres above the forest floor.........
and seeing many of the fantastic other species such as.......
Some other memories............
The fantastic Black-casqued Hornbill
The very common but still impressive White-throated Bee-Eater
and the more difficult to find Black Dwarf Hornbill
and finally a chilling memory from the past - Cape Coast Castle. One of many places where the slave trade continued