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Indians take you in their agile dug-out canoes along winding rivers.


Start your Cuyabeno journey on Ecuador's most scenic wide Amazon tributary, the Aguarico River. Spend 3 nights in the Cofan Lodge, exploring the lower Cuyabeno and Zábalo Rivers.



Price: $ 499

 4 days

Children learning about the rainforest.


The Cuyabeno Loop explores the breathtaking scenery of lower Cuyabeno and Zábalo Rivers and the Cuyabeno Lake. Watch the amazing birds and wildlife. Pass 2 nights with the amazing Cofan Indians in the Cofan Lodge and enjoy 2 nights of comfort in the famous Cuyabeno Lodge.

Price: $ 799

5 days


Birdwatching by visitors of the Amazon in Ecuador


The Lagarto Cocha Expedition on hidden creeks and lakes is the best Amazon journey in Ecuador! Discover Indian tribes in Ecuador, Monkeys, Sloths, Dolphins. No other Amazon rainforest in any of the Amazon-Andean countries can match the wildlife viewing of Cuyabeno and it is far better than Yasuní!


Price: $ 1099

7 days

excursion on Lake Cuyabeno


The Cuyabeno Lake Program explores all the wild places surrounding the Cuyabeno Lake. Bonsai-shaped Macrolobia trees with the whispering of the mysterious prehistoric Hoatzin birds and the noisy Blue and Yellow Macaws. Our Cuyabeno Lodge is on the best location, because we were the first and chose the best location on a seasonal island in the Cuyabeno Lake itself.

Price: from $ 410

4 - 5 days


Alpacas in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve are the domesticated form of the vicuñas.


Our Northern Andes Tour lets you get a taste of some of the best Andean National Parks, visiting the highest groves in the world: the Polylepis trees, the highest mountain in the world calculated from the center of the Earth, the Chimborazo with Vecuñas and Lamas, the highest active volcano in the world, the Cotopaxi.



Price: from $1149

5 days

San Rafael Falls


Our National Parks Tours take you on a fantastic journey along the best possible sample of Andean and coastal parks. They have been designed to complement Galapagos and/or Amazon cruises. They can start from different places, particularly Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. While the full program lasts 9 days, it is possible to make a limited selection of parks, like the 6 days' "Andes and Coast" module.

Price: $ 1999

9 days


Bartelome Island at Galapagos National Park


We have a fabulous selection of Galapagos programs, including cruises, island hopping, scuba diving or relaxing on one of the many different hotels varying from modest inns to deluxe resorts.



Price: from $ 550

from 3 days

Inca wall in Cusco.


A fabulous program for visiting the most famous cultural highlights Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. At the same time it serves as the Lima hub for the Peru National Parks Tour. This module is an extension to our National Parks Tour Ecuador and/or Galapagos National Park and/or Amazon Cruises.

Price: $ 1199

7 days

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Birds of Afghanistan

Birds of Afghanistan coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds of Afghanistan, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, bird and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc.


Birds of Afghanistan coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of Afghanistan.


Afghanistan is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Afghanistan to raise their young, migrants who pass through Afghanistan with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Afghanistan to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Afghanistan ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.


Among the species of the Check list of the birds of Afghanistan you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current Check list of the birds of Afghanistan.





Common name


Lerwa lerwa

Snow Partridge


Ammoperdix griseogularis

See-see Partridge


Tetraogallus himalayensis

Himalayan Snowcock


Alectoris chukar



Pucrasia macrolopha

Koklass Pheasant


Cygnus columbianus

Tundra or Bewick's or Whistling Swan


Anser anser

Greylag Goose


Anser indicus

Bar-headed Goose


Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck


Tadorna tadorna

Common Shelduck


Anas strepera



Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon


Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard or common Mallard


Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler


Anas acuta

Northern Pintail or Pintail


Anas querquedula



Anas crecca

Common Teal Green-winged Teal


Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard


Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck


Upupa epops

Eurasian or Common Hoopoe


Coracias garrulus

European Roller


Coracias benghalensis

Indian Roller


Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher


Merops persicus

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater


Merops apiaster

European Bee-eater


Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo


Psittacula krameri

Rose-ringed Parakeet


Psittacula himalayana

Slaty-headed Parakeet


Tachymarptis melba

Alpine Swift


Apus apus

Common Swift


Apus nipalensis

House Swift


Otus brucei

Pallid Scops-Owl


Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl


Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl


Strix aluco

Tawny Owl


Athene noctua

Little Owl


Athene brama

Spotted Owlet


Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl


Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar


Caprimulgus mahrattensis

Sykes's Nightjar


Columba livia

Rock Pigeon or Feral Pigeon


Columba rupestris

Hill Pigeon


Columba leuconota

Snow Pigeon


Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon


Streptopelia orientalis

Oriental Turtle-Dove or Rufous Turtle Dove


Streptopelia senegalensis

Laughing Dove


Streptopelia chinensis

Spotted Dove


Chlamydotis undulata

Houbara Bustard


Grus virgo

Demoiselle Crane


Grus grus

Common Crane


Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail


Porzana parva

Little Crake


Porzana pusilla

Baillon's Crake


Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake


Pterocles alchata

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse


Pterocles senegallus

Spotted Sandgrouse


Pterocles orientalis

Black-bellied Sandgrouse


Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe


Lymnocryptes minimus

Jack Snipe


Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew


Tringa totanus

Common Redshank


Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh Sandpiper


Tringa glareola

Wood Sandpiper


Calidris temminckii

Temminck's Stint


Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian Thick-knee


Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover


Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish Plover or Snowy Plover


Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing


Vanellus leucurus

White-tailed Lapwing or PLover


Larus brunnicephalus

Brown-headed Gull


Sterna caspia

Caspian Tern


Gypaetus barbatus



Gyps himalayensis

Himalayan Griffon


Aegypius monachus

Cinereous Vulture or European Black Vulture


Circus aeruginosus

Western or Eurasian Marsh-Harrier


Circus macrourus

Pallid Harrier


Accipiter badius



Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk or Northern Sparrowhawk or Sparrow Hawk


Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk or Goshawk


Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard or Japanese Buzzard


Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle


Hieraaetus fasciatus

Bonelli's Eagle


Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle


Falco tinnunculus

Common or Eurasian Kestrel


Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby


Falco cherrug

Saker Falcon


Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon


Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe


Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron


Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron


Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern


Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis


Platalea leucorodia

Eurasian Spoonbill or White Spoonbill


Pelecanus onocrotalus

Great White Pelican or Eastern White Pelican


Pelecanus crispus

Dalmatian Pelican


Ciconia ciconia

White Stork


Lanius collurio

Red-backed Shrike


Lanius souzae

Souza's Shrike


Lanius vittatus

Bay-backed Shrike


Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian Jay or Jay


Temnurus temnurus

Ratchet-tailed Treepie


Nucifraga columbiana

Clark's Nutcracker


Nucifraga caryocatactes

Spotted Nutcracker or Nutcracker


Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Red-billed Chough


Ptilostomus afer



Corvus capensis

Cape Crow


Corvus leucognaphalus

White-necked Crow


Corvus corone

Carrion Crow


Corvus ruficollis

Brown-necked Raven


Oriolus isabellae

Isabela Oriole


Pericrocotus solaris

Grey-chinned Minivet or Yellow-throated Minivet


Dicrurus macrocercus

Black Drongo


Terpsiphone bourbonnensis

Mascarene Paradise-Flycatcher


Cinclus cinclus

White-throated Dipper


Monticola rufocinereus

Little Rock-Thrush


Monticola rufiventris

Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush


Myophonus horsfieldii

Malabar Whistling-Thrush


Turdus hortulorum

Grey-backed Thrush


Turdus poliocephalus

Island Thrush


Turdus celaenops

Izu Thrush or Izu Islands Thrush


Turdus mupinensis

Chinese Thrush


Rhinomyias goodfellowi

Slaty-backed Jungle-Flycatcher


Muscicapa griseisticta

Grey-streaked Flycatcher or Sooty Flycatcher


Ficedula hodgsonii

Slaty-backed Flycatcher


Luscinia calliope

Siberian Rubythroat


Luscinia pectoralis

White-tailed Rubythroat


Cercotrichas leucophrys

Red-backed Scrub-Robin


Phoenicurus alaschanicus

Ala Shan Redstart or Przevalski's Redstart


Phoenicurus erythronota

Rufous-backed Redstart


Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus

Blue-capped Redstart


Phoenicurus moussieri

Moussier's Redstart


Phoenicurus erythrogaster

White-winged Redstart


Phoenicurus frontalis

Blue-fronted Redstart


Rhyacornis fuliginosus

Plumbeous Water-Redstart


Saxicola dacotiae

Canary Islands Chat


Saxicola leucura

White-tailed Stonechat


Oenanthe monacha

Hooded Wheatear


Oenanthe phillipsi

Somali Wheatear


Oenanthe lugubris

Schalow's Wheatear


Oenanthe finschii

Finsch's Wheatear


Oenanthe hispanica

Black-eared Wheatear


Oenanthe pileata

Capped Wheatear


Sturnus erythropygius

White-headed Starling


Sturnus roseus

Rosy Starling


Leucopsar rothschildi

Bali Myna


Sitta nagaensis

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch


Sitta cashmirensis

Kashmir Nuthatch


Sitta castanea

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch


Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch


Sitta neumayer

Western Rock-Nuthatch


Sitta formosa

Beautiful Nuthatch


Certhia brachydactyla

Short-toed Tree-Creeper


Thryothorus griseus

Grey Wren


Parus rufescens

Chestnut-backed Chickadee


Parus rubidiventris

Rufous-vented Tit


Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit


Hirundo concolor

Dusky Crag-Martin


Delichon urbica

Northern House-Martin or House Martin


Pycnonotus leucotis

White-eared Bulbul


Cisticola exilis

Bright-headed Cisticola or Gold-capped Cisticola


Acrocephalus baeticatus

African Reed-Warbler


Phylloscopus lorenzii

Caucasian Chiffchaff


Phylloscopus chloronotus

Pale-rumped Warbler or Lemon-Rumped Warbler


Phylloscopus borealis

Arctic Warbler


Garrulax jerdoni

Grey-breasted Laughingthrush


Turdoides altirostris

Iraq Babbler


Turdoides subrufus

Rufous Babbler


Sylvia communis

Common or Greather Whitethroat


Sylvia nisoria

Barred Warbler


Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Black Lark


Calandrella cinerea

Red-capped Lark


Lullula arborea

Wood Lark


Alauda japonica

Japanese Skylark


Passer ammodendri

Saxaul Sparrow


Passer domesticus

House Sparrow


Motacilla flaviventris

Madagascar Wagtail


Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail


Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail


Anthus latistriatus

Jackson's Pipit


Anthus sokokensis

Sokoke Pipit


Anthus cervinus

Red-throated Pipit


Anthus petrosus

Rock Pipit


Anthus gutturalis

Alpine Pipit


Prunella collaris

Alpine Accentor


Prunella fagani

Yemen Accentor


Prunella fulvescens

Brown Accentor


Fringilla montifringilla



Carduelis dominicensis

Antillean Siskin


Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll


Carduelis flavirostris



Carduelis johannis

Warsangli Linnet


Leucosticte nemoricola

Plain Mountain-Finch


Leucosticte australis

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch


Rhodopechys sanguinea

Crimson-winged Finch


Rhodopechys githaginea

Trumpeter Finch


Rhodopechys mongolica

Mongolian Finch


Carpodacus nipalensis

Dark-breasted Rosefinch


Carpodacus rodopeplus

Spot-winged Rosefinch


Carpodacus thura

White-browed Rosefinch


Carpodacus rubicilloides

Streaked Rosefinch


Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Eurasian Bullfinch


Mycerobas melanozanthos

Spot-winged Grosbeak


Emberiza leucocephalos

Pine Bunting


Emberiza koslowi

Tibetan Bunting or Kozlov's Bunting


Emberiza jankowskii

Rufous-backed Bunting or Janowski's Bunting


Emberiza melanocephala

Black-headed Bunting


Puffinus nativitatis

Christmas Island Shearwater


Phylloscopus sindianus

Mountain Chiffchaff




Thank you for visiting BIRDLIST WORLDWIDE on Afghanistan. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of Afghanistan provides a Check list of the birds of Afghanistan. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Afghanistan in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of Afghanistan you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of Afghanistan you can find the list of the mammals of Afghanistan in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Afghanistan provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Afghanistan. 



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