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. (795k)
Motacilla flava
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava, german: Schafstelze, french: Bergeronnette printanière). (570k)
Centropus senegalensis
Senegal Coucal (Centropus senegalensis, german: Spornkuckuck, french: Coucal du Sénégal). (746k)
Merops nubicus
Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus, german: Bienenfresser (Familie), french: Guêpier écarlate). (774k)
Coracias abyssinicus
Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus, german: Senegalracke, french: Rollier d'Abyssinie). (723k)
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (553k)
Ceryle rudis
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (611k)
Halcyon senegalensis
Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis, german: Senegalliest, french: Martin-chasseur du Sénégal). (641k)
Vanellus senegallus
African Wattled Lapwing also called Senegal Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus, german: Kiebitze, french: Vanneau du Sénégal). (1001k)
Crex egregia
African Crake (Crex egregia, german: Savannenralle, french: Râle des prés). (770k)
Numida meleagris
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (911k)
Tockus erythrorhynchus
Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (822k)
Lophoceros nasutus
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (680k)
Scopus umbretta
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta, german: Hammerkopf (Vogel), french: Ombrette africaine). (981k)
Microcarbo africanus
Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (611k)
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (896k)
Egretta garzetta
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (742k)
Egretta gularis
Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis, german: Küstenreiher, french: Aigrette à gorge blanche). (588k)
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (691k)
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron taking off (Ardea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (673k)
Grey Heron Flight
Grey Heron in flight. (518k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Colony of Marabou Storks (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique) in a tree. (782k)
Eupodotis senegalensis
White-bellied Bustard (Eupodotis senegalensis, french: Outarde du Sénégal). (758k)
Micronisus gabar
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar, french: Autour gabar). (608k)
Micronisus gabar
Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar, french: Autour gabar). (559k)
Butastur rufipennis
Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis, german: Heuschreckenbussard, french: Busautour des sauterelles). (434k)
Milvus migrans
Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir). (528k)
Haliaeetus vocifer
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (649k)
Gyps africanus
White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus, german: Weißrückengeier, french: Vautour africain). (628k)
Torgos tracheliotos
Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos, german: Ohrengeier, french: Vautour oricou). (495k)

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