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Welcome to the WABDaB!

Welcome to the West African Bird DataBase, WABDaB, a not-for-profit effort that aims to further the knowledge about, and conservation of, birds in West Africa. Read more...

 
January 2022: Change of the use of Google maps
26 Jan 2022 [ULi]
In December we saw an increased number of page views on the WABDaB. The increase was so high that Google started billing us for the use of Google maps. We are pleased about the increased interest in the WABDaB of course, but it is still a not-for-profit effort that we finance out of our own pocke... Read more...
November 2021: fourth Griffon Vulture for Niger
14 Nov 2021 [JBr]
A Griffon Vulture fitted with a satellite transmitter in Navarra, northern Spain, is presently (9 November 2021) north of Tahoua.  See https://www.wabdab.org/db/viewobservation?id=6365490  Note that among the three earlier records for Niger one was of a Griffon Vulture wing-marked in Croat... Read more...
October 2020: New species for Niger: Eurasian Oystercatcher
15 Oct 2020 [JBr]
On 12 September 2020 a Eurasian Oystercatcher was discovered at Goudel ricefields by Benoit Forget.  See the pictures at https://www.wabdab.org/db/species?79082.  This is the first record of this species for Niger and probably for entire inland West Africa!  The bird was still there t... Read more...
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Coverage

108,679 observations
of
578 species
in
501 half-degree blocks.
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5669 photos of 463 species.
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245 breeding species.
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(As of 2022-05-23)

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276 items found, displaying 1 to 50.[First/Prev] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 [Next/Last]
Date Year Name Nr Remarks Location Country Source Entered by
27 Nov 2021 House Sparrow 100 Using 100 as a short-hand for large numbers... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
27 Nov 2021 African Silverbill 100 Usiing 100 as a short hand for large... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
08 Mar 2022 Speckled Pigeon 4 Two young produced in nest under solar panesl OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
15 Mar 2022 Yellow Wagtail 4 ssp flava Kiaka Burkina Faso Ian Brown  
27 Nov 2021 Sudan Golden Sparrow 1 Single bird, non-breeding plumage or female, attracted... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
29 Nov 2021 African Silverbill 100 Semi-resdient camp population OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
05 Mar 2022 African Openbill Stork 1 seen on Chari River Raddison Blu Hotel garden and... Chad Robert Barnes
24 Feb 2022 Short-eared Owl 1 Seen near oryx herd OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Ngaba Caleb Tim Wacher
08 Mar 2022 African Swallow-tailed Kite 50 Seen in surrounding area from camp OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher
21 Feb 2022 Abyssinian Roller 2 Seen in hotel carpark Raddison Blu Hotel garden and... Chad Robert Barnes
21 Feb 2022 Piapiac 3 seen in hotel carpark Raddison Blu Hotel garden and... Chad Robert Barnes
25 Feb 2022 Southern Grey Shrike 1 seen flying in front of Scimitar-horned Oryx herd Chad Robert Barnes
22 Feb 2022 White-crowned Black Wheatear 1 Seen by the Dibirké shelter rock art site Ennedi Degedey Mountain Chad Robert Barnes
29 Nov 2021 House Sparrow 100 Resident camp population. Frequently feeding on grasshoppers... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
27 Nov 2021 Desert Cisticola 5 Prominent in tall Panicum tussock around camp perimeter OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
08 Mar 2022 Common Rock Thrush 1 Possibly two. First a single perching along... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher
23 Feb 2022 Ostrich 3 Part of a flock of reintroduced ostriches recently... Ennedi, Unnamed location Chad Robert Barnes
29 Nov 2021 Northern Grey-headed Sparrow 2 Pair among many house sparrows OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
26 Feb 2022 Ostrich 1 Ostriches are being reintroduced , this recently released... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Robert Barnes
20 Apr 2022 Greater Honeyguide 1 Next to our house, perhaps coming for water.... [Hidden] Niger Tim and Barbie Kusserow
08 Mar 2022 African Silverbill 100 Minimum count. Using three small water seeps... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher
29 Nov 2021 Cut-throat 1 Male OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
20 Mar 2022 Brown-backed Woodpecker 1 juv Juvenile, with red spot on hind crown/nape. Sanbrado Burkina Faso Ian Brown  
08 Mar 2022 Cut-throat 3 Immature with yellow gape seen with adults OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
27 Nov 2021 Cut-throat 1 Female OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
26 Feb 2022 Black-eared Wheatear 2 Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Unnamed location Chad Robert Barnes
27 Nov 2021 African Swallow-tailed Kite 40 Diminishing numbers in early morning after huge roots... OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
08 Mar 2022 House Sparrow 100 Colony at base camp OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
23 Mar 2022 Western Reef Heron 4 Both black and white morphs. Kiaka Burkina Faso Ian Brown  
08 Mar 2022 Northern Grey-headed Sparrow 2 At least two among many house sparrows OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
29 Nov 2021 Isabelline Wheatear 2 Along release pen fence-lines OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Tim Wacher Tim Wacher  
23 Feb 2022 White-crowned Black Wheatear 2 Adult and Immature seen on cliffs adjacent to... Ennedi, Five Arch Rock and... Chad Robert Barnes
27 Jan 2022 Dunn's Lark 3 2 ad 1 juv Unnamed location Chad Michel Watelet  
26 Feb 2022 Common Buttonquail 1 Unnamed location Chad Robert Barnes
26 Feb 2022 Cream-coloured Courser 2 Unnamed location Chad Robert Barnes
26 Feb 2022 Dunn's Lark 1 Unnamed location Chad Robert Barnes
05 Mar 2022 Black-shouldered Kite 1 Raddison Blu Hotel garden and... Chad Robert Barnes
05 Mar 2022 Black-headed Lapwing 6 Raddison Blu Hotel garden and... Chad Robert Barnes
05 Mar 2022 Pied Kingfisher 2 Raddison Blu Hotel garden and... Chad Robert Barnes
05 Mar 2022 Piapiac 3 Raddison Blu Hotel garden and... Chad Robert Barnes
26 Feb 2022 Common Quail 1 Chad Robert Barnes
26 Feb 2022 House Sparrow 8 OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Robert Barnes
26 Feb 2022 African Silverbill 14 OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Robert Barnes
26 Feb 2022 Speckled Pigeon 4 OROA - Oryx base camp Chad Robert Barnes
24 Feb 2022 House Bunting (E. sahari) 1 Ennedi, Ouadi Sini Chad Robert Barnes
22 Feb 2022 White-crowned Black Wheatear 1 Ennedi, Ouadi Sini Chad Robert Barnes
23 Feb 2022 Subalpine Warbler 1 Ennedi, Labyrinthe d'Oyo Chad Robert Barnes
23 Feb 2022 Subalpine Warbler 1 Ennedi, Arc d'Aloba et environs Chad Robert Barnes
23 Feb 2022 Little Owl 2 Ennedi, Ouadi Sini Chad Robert Barnes
29 Jan 2022 Black Stork 2 Unnamed location Chad Michel Watelet
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