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Picathartes Spotting – 3 days

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Tour Details

This is a 3-day tour that takes you beyond the trails into a bush habitat, to see the White-Necked Picathartes and other Endemic bird species in the Western Area Peninsular Forest.

Departure & Return Location

Freetown

Departure Time

7.30am

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Tour Guide & Driver
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Extras
  • Lunch unless specified
Itinerary

Day 1Transfer to Guma Valley Dam

Spend the whole day birding the Guma Valley Dam area with lunch on River Number Two River beach. Return to the forest in the late afternoon for a visit to the Picathartes breeding colony and return to your hotel on time for evening meal.

Day 2Boat Trip Up River Number Two

Early morning birding starting with a boat trip through the meandering creek of number two river and walk the wildlife trail with box lunch. Evening birding along the Tokeh road and to River Number Two on time for evening meal.

Day 3Birding around Regent/Congo Dam Area

Full-day birding in the Regent forest around the Congo Dam area with box lunch. Late afternoon birding in the Grafton plains and return to your hotel in time for dinner.

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Also look out for

Black-Crowned Night Heron, White-Backed Night Heron, White-Crested Tiger Heron, Palm-Nut Vulture, Red-Thighed Sparrow Hawk, Red-Necked Buzzard, Cassin’s Hawk Eagle, Ahanta Francolin, Western Bronze-Naped Pigeon, Tambourine Dove, Yellow-Billed Turaco, Green Turaco, Great Blue Turaco, Yellowbill, Pied Hornbill, Yellow-Casqued Hornbill, Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird, Red-Rumped Tinkerbird, Thick-Billed Honeyguide, Little Green Woodpecker, Pied- Winged Swallow, Fanti Saw-wing, Plain-Backed Pipit, Honeyguide Greenbull, Red-Tailed Greenbull, Western-Bearded Greenbull, Grey-Headed Bristlebill, Western Nicator, White-Tailed Alethe, Brown-Chested Alethe, Finsch’s Flycatcher Thrush, Forest Scrub Robin, Green Hylia, Kemp’s Longbill, Sharpe’s Apalis, Ussher’s Flycatcher, Red-Cheeked Wattle-Eye, Rufous-Winged Illadopsis, Capuchin Babbler, White-Necked Picathartes, Brown Sunbird, Fiery-Breasted Bush-Shrike, Violet-Backed Starling, Blue-Billed Malimbe, Dybowski’s Twinspot, Western Bluebill.