Mali contains within its borders huge extremes of habitats, vegetation and avifauna. Key wintering grounds for Palearctic water birds and breeding areas for African water birds are found where the Niger River forms a large interior delta between the historic cities of Djenne and Timbuktu. The Sahara Desert occupies the entire northern half of Mali, and the Sahel zone runs through Mali from east to west, each with its own unique avifauna. South of the Sahel are Sudanian savanna and Guinea savanna. The list of Malian species is currently being revised and will probably total between 400 and 500. Egyptian Plover, Cricket Warbler, Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark, Sudan Golden Sparrow, African Swallow-tailed Kite, Fox Kestrel, Hamerkop and the endemic Mali Firefinch are not difficult to find. (Text courtesy African Bird Club)
Sudan Golden Sparrow, copyright Allen Holmes
Showing the 4 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted
Mali - Finding the endemic Kulikoro (Mali) Firefinch in Dogon Country - December 2007, author Mary Crickmore (added January 13, 2008)
(Kulikoro Firefinch, Dogon Cliffs, Fox Kestrel)
Bamako Mali, Trip report for Kabala area, May 2003 and February 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added August 27, 2004)
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