In Benin I visited one nature reserve, the Parc National de la Pendjari. I saw various birds, antelopes, and elephants. In Ganvie and on the south shore I saw some birds, that was it as far as nature was concerned.

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Birds in Benin

Large Flock Birds Flock
Large flock of birds. A flock of birds flying past you makes a lot of noise, just from their wing beat. These flocks were very active in the Pendjari National Park. (821k)
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava, german: Schafstelze, french: Bergeronnette printanière). (577k)
Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis)
Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis, german: Spornkuckuck, french: Coucal du Sénégal). (749k)
Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus)
Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus, french: Guêpier écarlate). (825k)
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus)
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus, german: Senegalracke, french: Rollier d'Abyssinie). (760k)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (567k)
African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis)
Male African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (616k)
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica)
Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica, german: Zügelliest, french: Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue). (663k)
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)
African Wattled Lapwing also called Senegal Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, german: Senegalkiebitz, french: Vanneau du Sénégal). (1068k)
Double-spurred Francolin (Pternistis bicalcaratus)
Double-spurred Francolins (Pternistis bicalcaratus, german: Doppelsporn­frankolin, french: Francolin à double éperon). (807k)
West African Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris galeatus)
West African Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris galeatus, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (940k)
Northern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus)
Northern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (877k)
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus)
Male African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (723k)
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (1033k)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (632k)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (955k)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (781k)
Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis)
Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis, german: Küstenreiher, french: Aigrette à gorge blanche). (612k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (708k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron taking off (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (703k)
Western Grey Heron Flight
Western Grey Heron in flight. (518k)
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
Colony of Marabou Storks (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique) in a tree. (835k)
Denham's Bustard (Neotis denhami)
Denham's Bustard (Neotis denhami, french: Outarde de Denham). (768k)
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar)
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar, french: Autour gabar). (610k)
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar)
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar, french: Autour gabar). (575k)
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis)
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis, german: Heuschrecken­bussard, french: Busautour des sauterelles). (445k)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir). (533k)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (650k)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus, german: Weißrückengeier, french: Vautour africain). (630k)
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis)
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis, german: Wollkopfgeier, french: Vautour à tête blanche). (499k)

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