Virunga National Park, Congo
Virunga National Park, Congo

Virunga National Park Birds

Top  Birds in Virunga National Park Congo

Birds in Virunga – Virunga national park is the place to be for every birder. The different vegetation habitats have about 706 bird species out of which 24 are endemic species to Virunga national park. The common birds sighted around the forests include the Rwenzori Turaco, Francolinus nobilis, the forest ground thrush, Musaphaga among others. Around wetlands, skimmers, shoebills storks, egrets, grey herons, ibises are easy to spot. Other species of birds in the virunga are grey-throated barbet, white-headed woophoopoes, Angolan swallow, Rwenzori batis, alpine swift, African olive pigeon, tropical boubou, papyrus yellow warbler. Rare birds of the park include the rockeffeller’s sunbird and Nectarinia Rockefeller found in the bamboo, the Grauer’s swamp warbler found around swamps on the mountains and much more that will be sighted on the safari to this destination.