Volcanoes National Park Bird Checklist : Volcanoes national park is located in the Northwestern region of Rwanda and it is a well-conserved area, which protects the steep slopes of the magnificent mountain ranges. This national park is commonly visited and famously known because it is a home to a large population of the endangered mountain gorilla species therefore, which makes it to be one of the few places where tourists can opt to go while on the gorilla trekking safari in the country. Volcanoes national park is also a good destination to travel to while on your safari because it has a rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, it surrounded with evergreen vegetation, bamboo forests, open grasslands, heath and swamps which all act as good natural habitats to many wildlife species that tourists can be able to spot as they tour around the park and some of these animals include; colobus monkeys, elephants, buffalos, giant forest hog, bush pigs, black fronted duikers, spotted hyenas among others. more so, Volcanoes National Park is seen a birders paradise due to the fact that it harbours a total population of about 200 bird species that include the following below;

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Blue-billed Teal

African Black Duck

Yellow-billed Duck

GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Handsome Spurfowl

PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Speckled Pigeon

Rameron Pigeon

Dusky Turtle-Dove

Mourning Collared-Dove

Red-eyed Dove

Ring-necked Dove

Tambourine Dove

MUSOPHAGIFORMES: Musophagidae

Black-billed Turaco

Rwenzori Turaco

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Blue-headed Coucal

Dideric Cuckoo

Klaas’s Cuckoo

African Emerald Cuckoo

Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo

Red-chested Cuckoo

CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine Swift

Little Swift

White-rumped Swift

African Palm Swift

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Red-knobbed Coot

Black Crake

GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Gray Crowned-Crane

CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Three-banded Plover

CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

African Snipe

CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Gray-hooded Gull

White-winged Tern

CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

White Stork

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great Cormorant

Volcanoes National Park Bird Checklist
Great Cormorant

PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Pink-backed Pelican

PELECANIFORMES: Scopidae

Hamerkop

PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray Heron

Black-headed Heron

Goliath Heron

Purple Heron

Little Egret

Cattle Egret

PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite

African Harrier-Hawk

White-headed Vulture

Hooded Vulture

Crowned Eagle

Martial Eagle

Long-crested Eagle

Tawny Eagle

Little Sparrowhawk

Ovambo Sparrowhawk

Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk

Black Goshawk

Black Kite

Common Buzzard

Mountain Buzzard

Augur Buzzard

STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn Owl

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Abyssinian Owl

COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Speckled Mousebird

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Crowned Hornbill

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

African Pygmy Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Little Bee-eater

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

PICIFORMES: Lybiidae

Western Tinkerbird

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

Spot-flanked Barbet

Double-toothed Barbet

PICIFORMES: Picidae

Cardinal Woodpecker

Olive Woodpecker

FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian Kestrel

African Hobby

Lanner Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Brown-necked Parrot

PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Black Cuckooshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Platysteiridae

Rwenzori Batis

Chinspot Batis

PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Northern Puffback

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Lühder’s Bushshrike

Tropical Boubou

Willard’s Sooty Boubou

Albertine Boubou

Doherty’s Bushshrike

Lagden’s Bushshrike

PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

African Paradise-Flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Mackinnon’s Shrike

Northern Fiscal

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pied Crow

White-necked Raven

PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

White-tailed Blue Flycatcher

White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher

PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Stripe-breasted Tit

PASSERIFORMES: Macrosphenidae

White-browed Crombec

PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

White-chinned Prinia

Rwenzori Apalis

Green-backed Camaroptera

Black-throated Apalis

Black-faced Apalis

Chestnut-throated Apalis

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Gray-capped Warbler

Chubb’s Cisticola

Winding Cisticola

Carruthers’s Cisticola

PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

African Yellow-Warbler

Mountain Yellow-Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler

Grauer’s Swamp Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Plain Martin

Rock Martin

Barn Swallow

Angola Swallow

Wire-tailed Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Striped Swallow

Mosque Swallow

White-headed Sawwing

Black Sawwing

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Eastern Mountain Greenbul

Yellow-whiskered Greenbul

Common Bulbul

PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow Warbler

Brown Woodland-Warbler

Red-faced Woodland-Warbler

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian Blackcap

Rwenzori Hill Babbler

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Green White-eye

PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Mountain Illadopsis

PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arrow-marked Babbler

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Violet-backed Starling

PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Abyssinian Ground-Thrush

Abyssinian Thrush

African Thrush

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

African Dusky Flycatcher

Swamp Flycatcher

Ashy Flycatcher

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher

Archer’s Robin-Chat

Cape Robin-Chat

White-browed Robin-Chat

Red-capped Robin-Chat

White-starred Robin

Whinchat

African Stonechat

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Collared Sunbird

Green-headed Sunbird

Blue-headed Sunbird

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Bronze Sunbird

Malachite Sunbird

Red-tufted Sunbird

Olive-bellied Sunbird

Stuhlmann’s Sunbird

Northern Double-collared Sunbird

Regal Sunbird

Red-chested Sunbird

Variable Sunbird

Copper Sunbird

PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Baglafecht Weaver

Slender-billed Weaver

Black-necked Weaver

Spectacled Weaver

Strange Weaver

Holub’s Golden-Weaver

Village Weaver

Black-headed Weaver

Forest Weaver

Brown-capped Weaver

Yellow Bishop

PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Bronze Mannikin

Yellow-bellied Waxbill

Shelley’s Crimsonwing

Dusky Crimsonwing

Red-faced Crimsonwing

Black-crowned Waxbill

Kandt’s Waxbill

Fawn-breasted Waxbill

Common Waxbill

Zebra Waxbill

Red-billed Firefinch

African Firefinch

PASSERIFORMES: Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House Sparrow

Northern Gray-headed Sparrow

PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Cape Wagtail

Mountain Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail

African Pipit

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Oriole Finch

Yellow-fronted Canary

Western Citril

Papyrus Canary

Streaky Seedeater

Yellow-crowned Canary

PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Golden-breasted Bunting

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