Akagera National Park Bird Checklists : Akagera National Park is one of the most interest birding destinations in Rwanda, the park lies largely in the Mubari – Migongo subregion in the north-east of Rwanda, on the Tanzania and Uganda borders. Akagera National Park boasts a rich bird checklist of over 525 species including 44 species of raptors, a number of Zambezian biome species including Sauza’s Shrike, Arnot’s chat, 7 species of Afrotropical Highlands Biome, 9 of 11 species of the Lake Victorian Basin biome that occurs in Rwanda.

Here are the birds in Akagera National Park

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

White-backed Duck

Knob-billed Duck

Egyptian Goose

Spur-winged Goose

African Pygmy-Goose

Blue-billed Teal

Yellow-billed Duck

Red-billed Duck

GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted Guineafowl

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Crested Francolin

Coqui Francolin

Ring-necked Francolin

Red-winged Francolin

Shelley’s Francolin

Blue Quail

Harlequin Quail

Hildebrandt’s Spurfowl

Scaly Spurfowl

Red-necked Spurfowl

PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled Pigeon

Dusky Turtle-Dove

Mourning Collared-Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove

Blue-spotted Wood-Dove

Tambourine Dove

Namaqua Dove

African Green-Pigeon

OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Denham’s Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard

MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

White-crested Turaco

Purple-crested Turaco

Ross’s Turaco

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

Eastern Plantain-eater

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Blue-headed Coucal

White-browed Coucal

Black Coucal

Blue Malkoha

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Levaillant’s Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo

Thick-billed Cuckoo

Dideric Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Black Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

African Cuckoo

Madagascar Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Pennant-winged Nightjar

Eurasian Nightjar

Fiery-necked Nightjar

Swamp Nightjar

Freckled Nightjar

Square-tailed Nightjar

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine Swift

Mottled Swift

Common Swift

African Swift

Little Swift

Horus Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift

GRUIFORMES: Sarothruridae

Red-chested Flufftail

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

African Rail

Corn Crake

African Crake

Lesser Moorhen

Eurasian Moorhen

Red-knobbed Coot

African Swamphen

Striped Crake

Black Crake

Baillon’s Crake

GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae

African Finfoot

GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-Crane

CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Water Thick-knee

CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied Plover

Long-toed Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

Wattled Lapwing

Brown-chested Lapwing

Kittlitz’s Plover

Common Ringed Plover

Three-banded Plover

Forbes’s Plover

CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-Snipe

CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Lesser Jacana

African Jacana

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruff

Curlew Sandpiper

Temminck’s Stint

Little Stint

Common Snipe

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Common Greenshank

Marsh Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper

CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small Buttonquail

CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Temminck’s Courser

Bronze-winged Courser

Collared Pratincole

Black-winged Pratincole

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Gull-billed Tern

White-winged Tern

African Skimmer

CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

African Openbill

Abdim’s Stork

African Woolly-necked Stork

White Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

African Darter

SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Long-tailed Cormorant

Great Cormorant

PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican

Pink-backed Pelican

PELECANIFORMES: Balaenicipitidae

Shoebill

PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

Hamerkop

PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Little Bittern

Dwarf Bittern

Gray Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Purple Heron

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

Little Egret

Black Heron

Cattle Egret

Squacco Heron

Malagasy Pond-Heron

Rufous-bellied Heron

Striated Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

White-backed Night-Heron

PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy Ibis

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

African Spoonbill

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Sagittariidae

Secretarybird

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

Osprey

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

African Harrier-Hawk

Palm-nut Vulture

European Honey-buzzard

African Cuckoo-Hawk

White-headed Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture

Hooded Vulture

White-backed Vulture

Rüppell’s Griffon

Bateleur

Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle

Black-chested Snake-Eagle

Brown Snake-Eagle

Banded Snake-Eagle

Bat Hawk

Crowned Eagle

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Booted Eagle

Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Steppe Eagle

African Hawk-Eagle

Lizard Buzzard

Dark Chanting-Goshawk

Gabar Goshawk

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

African Marsh-Harrier

Pallid Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

African Goshawk

Shikra

Little Sparrowhawk

Ovambo Sparrowhawk

Black Goshawk

Black Kite

African Fish-Eagle

Common Buzzard

Augur Buzzard

STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn Owl

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

African Scops-Owl

Southern White-faced Owl

Spotted Eagle-Owl

Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl

Pearl-spotted Owlet

African Barred Owlet

African Wood-Owl

Marsh Owl

COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

Blue-naped Mousebird

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Blue-naped Mousebird

TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae

Narina Trogon

BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian Hoopoe

BUCEROTIFORMES: Phoeniculidae

Green Woodhoopoe

Common Scimitarbill

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Half-collared Kingfisher

Shining-blue Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher

African Pygmy Kingfisher

Gray-headed Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

Striped Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Little Bee-eater

Blue-breasted Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Madagascar Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Southern Carmine Bee-eater

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Rufous-crowned Roller

Broad-billed Roller

PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Crested Barbet

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird

Spot-flanked Barbet

White-headed Barbet

Red-faced Barbet

Black-collared Barbet

Double-toothed Barbet

PICIFORMES: Indicatoridae

Lesser Honeyguide

Scaly-throated Honeyguide

Greater Honeyguide

PICIFORMES: Picidae

Rufous-necked Wryneck

Speckle-breasted Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Bearded Woodpecker

African Gray Woodpecker

Green-backed Woodpecker

Nubian Woodpecker

Bennett’s Woodpecker

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser Kestrel

Eurasian Kestrel

Gray Kestrel

Red-necked Falcon

Amur Falcon

Eleonora’s Falcon

Sooty Falcon

Eurasian Hobby

African Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-headed Lovebird

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Meyer’s Parrot

PASSERIFORMES: Calyptomenidae

African Broadbill

PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

African Pitta

PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black Cuckooshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden Oriole

African Golden Oriole

African Black-headed Oriole

PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Brown-throated Wattle-eye

Chinspot Batis

PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

White Helmetshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Brubru

Northern Puffback

Black-backed Puffback

Marsh Tchagra

Black-crowned Tchagra

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Lühder’s Bushshrike

Tropical Boubou

Black-headed Gonolek

Papyrus Gonolek

Slate-colored Boubou

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Gray-headed Bushshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Fork-tailed Drongo

PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Crested-Flycatcher

African Paradise-Flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed Shrike

Lesser Gray Shrike

Gray-backed Fiscal

Mackinnon’s Shrike

Northern Fiscal

Souza’s Shrike

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Piapiac

Pied Crow

White-necked Raven

PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

White-tailed Blue Flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

White-winged Black-Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

African Penduline-Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Rufous-naped Lark

Flappet Lark

Red-capped Lark

PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

Red-faced Crombec

Moustached Grass-Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Yellow-bellied Eremomela

Green-backed Eremomela

Greencap Eremomela

White-chinned Prinia

Miombo Wren-Warbler

Green-backed Camaroptera

Buff-bellied Warbler

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Gray Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Gray-capped Warbler

Red-faced Cisticola

Singing Cisticola

Trilling Cisticola

Chubb’s Cisticola

Rock-loving Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Carruthers’s Cisticola

Stout Cisticola

Croaking Cisticola

Tabora Cisticola

Siffling Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola

Wing-snapping Cisticola

PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

African Yellow-Warbler

Icterine Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Common Reed Warbler

Lesser Swamp Warbler

Greater Swamp Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Fan-tailed Grassbird

White-winged Swamp Warbler

Highland Rush Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank Swallow

Banded Martin

Rock Martin

Barn Swallow

Angola Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Rufous-chested Swallow

Mosque Swallow

Common House-Martin

White-headed Sawwing

Gray-rumped Swallow

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Shelley’s Greenbul

Yellow-throated Greenbul

Yellow-whiskered Greenbul

Cabanis’s Greenbul

Common Bulbul

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood Warbler

Willow Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian Blackcap

Garden Warbler

Greater Whitethroat

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Green White-eye

PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked Babbler

Black-lored Babbler

PASSERIFORMES: Buphagidae

Red-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Wattled Starling

Violet-backed Starling

Rüppell’s Starling

Splendid Starling

Greater Blue-eared Starling

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

African Thrush

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

Swamp Flycatcher

Pale Flycatcher

Gray Tit-Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

Southern Black-Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Brown-backed Scrub-Robin

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

White-browed Robin-Chat

Red-capped Robin-Chat

Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat

Gray-winged Robin-Chat

Semicollared Flycatcher

Collared Flycatcher

Common Redstart

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush

Whinchat

African Stonechat

Mocking Cliff-Chat

Sooty Chat

Arnot’s Chat

Northern Wheatear

Capped Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Familiar Chat

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared Sunbird

Green-headed Sunbird

Olive Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Olive-bellied Sunbird

Mariqua Sunbird

Red-chested Sunbird

Purple-banded Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

Copper Sunbird

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Red-headed Weaver

Baglafecht Weaver

Slender-billed Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

Black-billed Weaver

Holub’s Golden-Weaver

Northern Brown-throated Weaver

Lesser Masked-Weaver

Vieillot’s Black Weaver

Village Weaver

Black-headed Weaver

Compact Weaver

Cardinal Quelea

Red-headed Quelea

Red-billed Quelea

Southern Red Bishop

Black-winged Bishop

Yellow Bishop

White-winged Widowbird

Red-collared Widowbird

Fan-tailed Widowbird

Grosbeak Weaver

PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze Mannikin

Black-and-white Mannikin

Green-backed Twinspot

Gray-headed Nigrita

Black-faced Waxbill

Black-crowned Waxbill

Fawn-breasted Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Quailfinch

Zebra Waxbill

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

Red-headed Bluebill

Green-winged Pytilia

Orange-winged Pytilia

Peters’s Twinspot

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah

Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah

Eastern Paradise-Whydah

Village Indigobird

Parasitic Weaver

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Cape Wagtail

Western Yellow Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

African Pipit

Long-billed Pipit

Plain-backed Pipit

Striped Pipit

Tree Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Short-tailed Pipit

Yellow-throated Longclaw

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Yellow-fronted Canary

Western Citril

Papyrus Canary

Black-throated Canary

Brimstone Canary

Streaky Seedeater

Thick-billed Seedeater

PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cabanis’s Bunting

Golden-breasted Bunting

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

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