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LIBERIA & SIERRA LEONE – Little-known endemics of the Upper Guinea Forests

Sunday 12th January – Sunday 26th January 2025

Leaders: János Oláh and a local bird guide

15 Days Group Size Limit 7
Monday 12th January – Monday 26th January 2026

Leaders: János Oláh and a local bird guide

15 Days Group Size Limit 7


Birdquest’s Liberia & Sierra Leone birding tours explore a region that has only relatively recently started to register on the birdwatching map. Our Sierra Leone & Liberia birding tour offers some marvellous frontier African birding, being rich in West African specialities, including all of the Upper Guinea Forest endemics, among which is the splendid Yellow-headed Picathartes or White-necked Rockfowl. A suite of charismatic species currently not seen on any other of our tours or only rarely elsewhere, includes Rufous Fishing Owl, Yellow-bearded Greenbul, Green-tailed Bristlebill, Sierra Leone Prinia, Black-headed Rufous Warbler, Nimba Flycatcher, Turati’s Boubou, Emerald Starling, Gola Malimbe, Crimson Seedcracker and Togo Paradise Whydah.

Liberia is a little-visited country on all fronts, and particularly as regards birding, yet it hosts the famous massif of Mount Nimba on the borders with Guinea and Ivory Coast, a place redolent with the history of African ornithology and a really fantastic birding site. Liberia was effectively created as a ‘homeland’ for liberated slaves of West African descent who wished to return from the United States to Africa. As a result, it is nowadays a largely English-speaking African country with a mix of indigenous peoples and the descendants of those American ‘returnees’.

Sierra Leone with its beautiful white sandy beaches washed by the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean is a small country (a former British colony) in West Africa that lies sandwiched between Guinea and Liberia. The capital city of Freetown is situated at the northern end of a mountainous peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. The city was founded in 1792 as a place for the resettlement of former slaves from Nova Scotia and it has had a colourful history ever since.

For the birdwatcher, the prime interest of this region is its situation at the western end of the Upper Guinea Forests Endemic Bird Area. These forests, sadly now a shadow of their former glory as they have been fragmented by large-scale logging activities throughout the region, stretch eastwards to Nigeria. Those birders wishing to see most of the specialities and endemics of West Africa have to visit several of the finest of the surviving forests and in Liberia and Sierra Leone, both interesting but relatively small countries, we have a marvellous opportunity to explore the superb Mount Nimba National Park, Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary and Gola Rainforest National Park in search of numerous Upper Guinea specialities, including a number of species that are hard or impossible to see on bird tours elsewhere in West Africa.

Nearly 700 species have been recorded in Liberia and Sierra Leone and 14 restricted-range species occur here that are strictly endemic to the Upper Guinea Forests EBA, while around 20 more can only be found in forested countries from here to the Nigerian/Cameroonian border areas. Sierra Leone and Liberia are a particularly exciting destination for those interested in Upper Guinea Forest endemic birds. The two countries offers more of these specialities and better chances for many of these birds than does, for example, Ghana, but the road and accommodation infrastructure here is less developed, so travel here is more of an adventure. The rewards of birding in Liberia and Sierra Leone include some rarely seen species and the chance to make real ornithological discoveries.

During our journey through Liberia and Sierra Leone, we will travel through a variety of habitats including coastal mangroves, lowland farm bush, secondary and gallery forest, granitic inselbergs, scattered hills and mountains, the high summit area of Mount Nimba and the closed-canopy evergreen forests of the flanks of Mount Nimba and the Gola Forest.

Our adventurous Liberia & Sierra Leone birding tour begins at Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, but we will pause here only for a night before we head northwards into the interior, our destination the famous Mount Nimba massif.

Mount Nimba is definitely the most productive site on our tour and here we will be concentrating on such very special birds as Yellow-bearded Greenbul, Black-headed Rufous Warbler, Sierra Leone Prinia, Nimba Flycatcher and the striking Gola Malimbe. Other specialities include Melancholy and Little Green Woodpeckers, and Sharpe’s Apalis.

After reluctantly leaving Mount Nimba, we have a travel day ahead as we cross the border into Sierra Leone.

Our first location in Sierra Leone will be Tiwai Island, situated in the Moa River. Here, in the protected forest, primates abound, the rare Pygmy Hippopotamus can be found although it is only rarely seen and even the secretive White-breasted Guineafowl inhabits the forest although we would need much luck to see this difficult species. Our major targets here are the marvellous Rufous Fishing Owl, White-crested Tiger Heron and the wonderful Egyptian Plover.

Heading north to Lalehun and the Gola Rainforest Park, we have an excellent opportunity to see that most peculiar of all the Western African endemics, the Yellow-headed Picathartes or White-necked Rockfowl where the birds are usually readily seen even during the non-breeding season.

Britain’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has actively been helping in the protection and conservation of the beautiful forest at Gola Rainforest National Park. The rare Green-tailed Bristlebill occurs here and other specialities we will be looking for include Brown-cheeked Hornbill, Fire-bellied Woodpecker, Red-cheeked Wattle-eye, Kemp’s Longbill, Ussher’s Flycatcher, Forest Scrub Robin, Red-billed Helmet-shrike, Copper-tailed Glossy Starling and Buff-throated Sunbird.

Other Upper Guinea endemics include Yellow-casqued Hornbill, Finsch’s Flycatcher-Thrush, White-tailed Alethe, Grey-headed Bristlebill and Western Bearded Greenbuls whilst there is a good chance for rarities such as Rufous-winged Illadopsis and Lowland Akalat.

From here we will head westwards to the town of Makeni, our base for exploring the savannahs at the base of the Sula Mountains at Bumbuna, stopping along the way to look for Forbes’s Plover. Here we will have an excellent chance of finding the exquisite Emerald Starling and the restricted range Turati’s Boubou. We shall also be looking for the impressively tailed and parasitic Togo Paradise Whydah and also its pretty little host, the Yellow-winged Pytilia. Other granivorous birds here include Dybowski’s Twinspot, Magpie Mannikin and Crimson Seedcracker.

Eventually, we will return to the Atlantic coastline, but this time at Freetown where our tour ends at the international airport.

Note: there is no need to camp or make long hikes on this two-country itinerary in order to see any of the specialities.

Birdquest has operated birding tours to this part of West Africa since 2008.

Accommodation and Road Transport:  The hotel in Monrovia is of a good standard. In most locations, we will stay in medium-standard or very simple guesthouses, although with private bathrooms for the most part (shared at Tiwai and Lalehun). Water supplies and electricity can be unreliable. Sierra Leone and Liberia are a bit unusual in that twin rooms are not available, so basically the only options are to share a double bed or opt for single-occupancy accommodation. Road transport is by 4×4 vehicles. Roads are highly variable in quality, ranging from good to bad.

Walking: The walking effort during our Liberia & Sierra Leone birding tour is mostly easy, occasionally moderate.

Climate: It will be hot and humid. At this season there is mainly dry weather, although there is always the possibility of rain at any time. At this time of year, the Harmattan wind usually blows south from the Sahara, reducing temperatures.

Bird Photography: Opportunities during our Liberia & Sierra Leone birding tour are worthwhile.


  • Fantastic Upper Guinea Forest endemics, including Yellow-bearded Greenbul, Green-tailed Bristlebill and Rufous-winged Illadopsis.
  • The near-endemic Sierra Leone Prinia in the breath-taking scenery of the summit area of Mount Nimba.
  • Looking for the charming and highly localised Black-headed Rufous Warbler alongside a forest stream.
  • Coming across the localized Upper Guinea endemic Nimba Flycatcher.
  • Hunting out the striking Upper Guinea endemic Gola Malimbe in the beautiful dark primary rainforests of the Mount Nimba area.
  • Finding the sought-after Rufous Fishing Owl on Tiwai Island.
  • Egyptian Plovers haunting the sandbanks of the Moa River and a good chance for White-crested Tiger Heron.
  • Watching amazing Yellow-headed Picathartes (or White-necked Rockfowl) as they come in to preen and socialise before roosting at their colony.
  • The dazzling, restricted range Emerald Starling in the Bumbuna foothills.
  • Pairs of Turati's Boubous duetting in the dry Guinea Savanna bush country.
  • The glorious Crimson Seedcracker in the marshes, swamps and cultivated areas.
  • The spectacular Togo Paradise Whydah and its host species, the Yellow-winged Pytilia.
  • One of Africa’s best kept secrets; the glorious Buff-throated Sunbird.


  • Day 1: Evening tour start at Monrovia airport. Overnight at Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
  • Day 2: Drive to Mount Nimba.
  • Days 3-6: Mount Nimba.
  • Day 7: Drive to Tiwai Island in Sierra Leone.
  • Days 8-9: Tiwai Island.
  • Day 10: Tiwai, then drive to Lalehun in Gola Rainforest National Park.
  • Days 11-12: Gola Rainforest National Park. Overnights at Lalehun.
  • Day 13: Drive to Makeni.
  • Day 14: Bumbuna Falls. Overnight at Makeni.
  • Day 15: Drive to Freetown and transfer to the airport for afternoon tour end.

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Birdquest Inclusions: Our tour prices include surface transportation, accommodations, meals and entrance fees.

We also include all tipping for local guides, drivers and accommodation/restaurant staff.

Deposit: 20% of the total tour price. Our office will let you know what deposit amount is due, in order to confirm your booking, following receipt of your online booking form.

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2025: confirmed £4280, $5490, €4990, AUD8280. Monrovia/Freetown.
2026: confirmed £4590, $5890, €5350, AUD8890. Monrovia/Freetown.

Single Supplement: 2025: £270, $350, €310, AUD520.
Single Supplement: 2026: £280, $370, €330, AUD550.

The single supplement will not apply if you indicate on booking that you prefer to share a room and there is a room-mate of the same sex available.

This tour is priced in US Dollars. Amounts shown in other currencies are indicative.

Air Travel To & From The Tour: Our in-house IATA ticket agency will be pleased to arrange your air travel on request, or you may arrange this yourself if you prefer.


Liberia & Sierra Leone: Day 1  Our tour begins this evening at Monrovia where we will spend the night at a hotel on the edge of town. Airport transfers will be provided.

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Day 2  This morning we will head northwards on a good tar road to Mount Nimba, where we will spend the next five nights. This afternoon we will commence our exploration.

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Days 3-6  Mount Nimba is the highest mountain in Liberia and thanks to previous mining activities we can easily access all the habitats of Nimba and even drive right up to the summit!

In the 1960s and 19070s Mount Nimba was the focus of important, indeed ground-breaking ornithological studies. These took place before iron-ore mining badly damaged the summit area. The mining has now moved to other mountains and the vegetation has recovered to a degree, being part of the East NimbaReserve. The lowland forest in the area remains unprotected and is suffering badly, although some very rewarding areas remain.

It is in the interesting habitat around the summit of Mount Nimba that we shall search for the rare and endangered Sierra Leone Prinia. Recent surveys throughout the species’ range suggest that the bird’s habitat is now limited and the overall population size is very small and highly localized. It favours thickets, gallery forest and forest edge, particularly where disturbed by treefalls or fire. Interestingly, the nest is still not known. Mount Nimba is surely the easiest site to access this interesting  Upper Guinea endemic as you can drive right to the area!

Another interesting bird of the summit area is the Grey-winged Robin-Chat (here of the black-capped form), while more widespread inhabitants include Red-tailed Leaflove, the western form of the Square-tailed Drongo, the nebularum form of the African Stonechat and Long-billed Pipit.

Lower down, in the mid-altitude zone, we shall be concentrating on the localized Upper Guinea-endemic Nimba Flycatcher.

In the farmbush on the lowest slopes, we will be listening out for the high-pitched piping calls of the diminutive Upper Guinea endemic Red-cheeked Wattle-eye and aim to see this little jewel with its bright turquoise wattles. Also in this habitat can be found the hirundine-like Ussher’s Flycatcher usually perched on a prominent snag high in the canopy.

As we enter the forest the other regional endemics will be very much at the top of the list. Classified as ‘Vulnerable’ by BirdLife International, the prehistoric-looking Yellow-casqued Hornbill is pleasingly common here and the swish and whirr of its wings should be a familiar sound. There is a good chance of finding the ‘Near-threatened’ Rufous-winged Illadopsis here as well and other endemics include Fire-bellied, Little Green and Melancholy Woodpeckers, West African Wattle-eye, Grey-headed Bristlebill, Western Bearded and Yellow-bearded Greenbuls, Sharpe’s Apalis, Kemp’s Longbill, Finsch’s Rufous Thrush, White-tailed Alethe and the glorious Buff-throated Sunbird.

Also in the forest are places where the ‘Near-threatened’ Upper Guinea endemic Black-headed Rufous Warbler can be found and we will be making a special effort to find this rare warbler. It has a fragmented range but is supposedly locally common. It is found in dense secondary undergrowth in swampy places, which can make access a little difficult but we stand a very good chance of finding this rare species at Mount Nimba.

A big prize in the lower altitude forest is the Upper Guinea endemic Gola Malimbe. The species was described by Wolters as recently as 1974 and is also known as Ballmann’s Malimbe. Dr Peter Ballmann (born 1941) is a German geoscientist studying fossils from the Ivory Coast, one of which was amazingly the malimbe! The species occurs in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast and is classified as ‘Endangered’ by BirdLife International. Habitat destruction appears to be the major threat as this little-known bird seems to require primary forest, old secondary growth and only barely tolerates forests that have been logged.

Other birds to look for at Mount Nimba include Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle, Ahanta Spurfowl, White-spotted Flufftail, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, Blue-headed Wood Dove, Guinea and Yellow-billed Turacos, African Emerald and Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoos, Black-throated Coucal, Blue-moustached Bee-eater, Naked-faced and Hairy-breasted Barbets, Speckled, Red-rumped and Yellow-throated Tinkerbirds, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Willcocks’s and Thick-billed Honeyguides, Rufous-sided Broadbill, West African Batis, Red-shouldered, Purple-throated and Blue Cuckooshrikes, Western and Black-winged Orioles, Many-coloured and Fiery-breasted Bushshrikes, Sabine’s Puffback, Lowland Sooty Boubou, Red-billed Helmetshrike, Shining and Velvet-mantled Drongos, the nigriceps form of the Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Blue-headed and Dusky Crested Flycatchers, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Dusky Tit, Tit Hylia, Slender-billed, Ansorge’s, Yellow-whiskered, Honeyguide, Golden, Icterine and Red-tailed Greenbuls, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Square-tailed Saw-wing, Grey Longbill, Lemon-bellied and Green Crombecs, Wood Warbler, Black-capped Apalis, Olive-green Camaroptera, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Brown-chested Alethe, Lowland Akalat, Forest Scrub Robin, Little Grey Flycatcher, Fraser’s, Little Green and Tiny Sunbirds, Grey-headed Nigrita, Red-fronted Antpecker and Mountain Wagtail.

Higher up in more open habitats can be found Black Bee-eater, Double-toothed Barbet, African Hobby, Lanner Falcon, Moustached Grass Warbler, Tree Pipit and Gosling’s Bunting.

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Day 7  We must leave splendid Mount Nimba this morning and head for the border with Sierra Leone. The crossing is straightforward but time-consuming, as with so many bureaucratic things in West Africa!

After crossing into Sierra Leone we have a relatively short drive ahead to Tiwai Island, situated in the middle of the Moa River and at the western edge of Gola West Forest Reserve, where we shall stay for three nights surrounded by beautiful forest.

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Days 8-9  Tiwai in the Mende language means ‘big island’ and at 12 square kilometres (over 4 square miles) it is one of Sierra Leone’s largest inland islands. Over 135 species of birds have been found here and the forest is also known for its high concentration of primates that include Chimpanzees, the stunning Diana Monkey as well as Sooty Mangabey, Campbell’s and Spot-nosed Monkeys, King and Upper Guinea Red Colobus and the uncommon Olive Colobus. Even the extremely rare Pygmy Hippopotamus has been found here, although the chances of seeing this shy nocturnal creature during our visit have got to be minimal!

During our stay, we shall explore the river, where Egyptian Plovers often appear in the dry season and African Finfoot, Rock Pratincole and White-crowned Lapwing can all be found. Eight species of hornbill have been recorded on the island and we shall hope to add Black Dwarf Hornbill to our list.

The regional endemics Rufous Fishing Owl and White-breasted Guineafowl are both found here but while the first is nowadays relatively straightforward, seeing the guineafowl will demand a lot of luck!

Additional specialities include Olive Ibis, White-crested Tiger Heron and the colourful pulih race of the African Pitta that favours the thick tangled undergrowth that predominates here, although all usually require both persistence and good fortune. The pitta is an interesting form that could conceivably end up as a full species.

We first discovered Brown Nightjar here in 2008 and we shall be looking for this species again during our stay. There is also a chance of seeing Nkulengu Rail (usually ‘heard only’) at a roost.

Along the extensive trails and waterways, we will search for many of the forest birds that occur in Sierra Leone and interesting species that we are likely to encounter at Tiwai include Hartlaub’s Duck, Blue Malkoha, Sabine’s Spinetail, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Spotted Honeyguide, Chestnut-winged Starling, White-browed Forest Flycatcher, Mangrove Sunbird, Yellow-mantled and Maxwell’s Black Weavers, and Red-headed Malimbe.

More widespread birds include White-faced Whistling Duck, Western Crested Guineafowl, Woolly-necked Stork, Hadada Ibis, Red-chested Goshawk, Black Sparrowhawk, African Fish Eagle, Diederik Cuckoo, African Wood Owl, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater and African Pied Wagtail.

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Day 10  After some final birding at Tiwai we shall travel to Lalehun, the headquarters of the Gola Rainforest Park, for a three nights stay.

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Days 11-12  The formation of this new park that covers 71,070 hectares is the result of a collaboration between the Sierra Leone Government, the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and was enacted in December 2010.

Over 330 species of birds have been recorded from the new Gola Rainforest Park which incorporates two different forest reserves, Gola West (6,200 hectares) and Gola East (22,800 hectares). West African forests feature some challenging birding, so much patience and plenty of time is needed in order to unearth some of its avian treasures.

More Upper Guinea endemics occur here at Gola and we shall be trying hard to see Brown-cheeked Hornbill, Timneh Parrot and Copper-tailed Starling whilst inside the forest, we aim to lure the ultra-skulking Green-tailed Bristlebill into view. If we are lucky we may see one or more of the more difficult species such as ‘ Western’ Lagden’s Bushshrike. During some stealthy searching along the forest trails, we may encounter Latham’s Francolin and there is another chance for the secretive White-breasted Guineafowl.

Other species to look for at Gola include Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Crowned Eagle, Afep Pigeon, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Black-shouldered Nightjar, Narina Trogon, Blue-throated Roller, Chocolate-backed, Blue-breasted, African Dwarf and White-bellied Kingfishers, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Piping and Black-casqued Hornbills, the western form of the White-crested Hornbill, ‘Western’ Yellow-billed Barbet, Brown-eared and Buff-spotted Woodpeckers, African Shrike-flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye, Western Nicator, Little Grey, Plain and Spotted Greenbuls, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Blackcap and Brown Illadopsises, White-tailed Ant Thrush, Fraser’s Forest Flycatcher, Forest Robin, Blue-throated Brown, Johanna’s and Superb Sunbirds, Blue-billed and Crested Malimbes and White-breasted and Chestnut-breasted Nigritas.

One afternoon we shall visit an accessible Yellow-headed Picathartes (or White-necked Rockfowl) site. It is an uphill walk to the nesting site where a large rock overhangs a stream and in the late afternoon we can expect to see several birds visiting the nesting area before going to roost for the night. The birds here can be shy, so they may not stay long. Sometimes, however, they are rather unafraid and stay for longer.

We shall also pass through habitat where we may well find Chattering Cisticola, Puvel’s Illadopsis and the secretive Capuchin Babbler (here of the grey-hooded form).

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Day 13  Today we shall drive northeastwards to Makeni for a two nights stay. We will break the journey in the Kenema area where a visit to some rice fields may produce Forbes’s Plover and Great Snipe as well as Little Egret.

The journey takes us through palm savannahs and we should look out for any bushfires that may have attracted species such as Grasshopper Buzzard or Blue-bellied Roller. Other common roadside species include Western Cattle Egret, African Harrier-Hawk, Palm-nut and Hooded Vultures, Long-crested Eagle, Lizard and Red-necked Buzzards, Yellow-billed Kite, Red-eyed and Laughing Doves, Western Plantain-eater, African Palm, and Little Swifts, Pied Crow, Common Bulbul, Barn Swallow and Northern Grey-headed Sparrow. Black-backed Cisticola is also a possibility.,

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Day 14  Today we shall be birding in the savannahs and gallery forests in the vicinity of the Bumbuna Falls at the base of the Sula Mountains. The area is fairly well populated with numerous small farms and villages and is also the site of a recently finished hydroelectric dam.

The avifauna of the area includes a number of species that will not be found elsewhere during this tour. Our main target will be the attractive and localized Emerald Starling and the restricted range Turati’s Boubou and we have a good chance of finding both of them here. We shall also be on the lookout for the pretty little Dybowski’s Twinspot as well as Yellow-winged Pytilia the host species of the spectacularly long-tailed parasitic Togo Paradise Whydah.

Other species to look out for include Double-spurred Francolin, Stone Partridge, Grey Heron, Hamerkop, Reed Cormorant, Western Osprey, Black-winged Kite, African Cuckoo-Hawk, Beaudouin’s Snake Eagle, Shikra, Western Marsh Harrier, Common Sandpiper, Vinaceous, Blue-spotted Wood and Tambourine Doves, African Green Pigeon, Great Blue and Guinea Turacos, Senegal Coucal, Levaillant’s and Klaas’s Cuckoos, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Common Swift, Broad-billed Roller, Grey-headed, Striped, Woodland and African Pygmy Kingfishers, Swallow-tailed, Little, White-throated and European Bee-eaters, ‘West’ African Pied Hornbill, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Cardinal and African Grey Woodpeckers, and Red-headed Lovebird.

Passerines include Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Senegal Batis, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, White-crested Helmetshrike, Grey-headed and Orange-breasted Bushshrikes, Black-crowned Tchagra, Northern Puffback, Northern Fiscal, African Golden Oriole, Fork-tailed Drongo, African Paradise Flycatcher, Little and Simple Greenbuls, Yellow-throated and Red-tailed Leafloves, Fanti Saw-wing, Sand and Common House Martins, White-bibbed, Lesser Striped, Red-breasted, Red-rumped, West African and Preuss’s Cliff Swallows, Green Hylia, Willow, Eurasian Reed and Melodious Warblers, Red-faced and Whistling Cisticolas, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Red-winged Warbler, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Senegal Eremomela, Garden Warbler, African Yellow White-eye, Splendid and Violet-backed Starlings, African Thrush, Northern Black, Spotted and Cassin’s Flycatchers, Common Nightingale, European Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Collared, Green-headed, Olive, Olive-bellied, Splendid, Variable and Copper Sunbirds, Bush Petronia, Black-necked, Vieillot’s Black (here of the distinctive ‘Chestnut-and-black’ form castaneofuscus) and Village Weavers, Red-vented Malimbe, Red-headed Quelea, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Western Bluebill, Orange-cheeked, Common and Orange-breasted Waxbills, Bronze, Black-and-white and Magpie Mannikins, Cameroon Indigobird (and a slim chance of Jambandu Indigobird), Pin-tailed Whydah, Western Yellow Wagtail, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Plain-backed Pipit, Yellow-fronted Canary and Cabanis’s Bunting

Liberia & Sierra Leone: Day 15  We will head for Freetown airport where our tour ends in the afternoon.

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