The island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea is often refered to as the Galapagos of Africa. No less than 27 endemic bird species are found here, including the "new" Scops-owl on Príncipe! That is the highest concentration of endemic bird species in the world. The Galapagos holds 21 endemics on an area 8 times larger. We managed to get all of these endemic birds in the bag, even if the Owl on Príncipe was a heard only. From our muddy campsites and during demanding walks in the wet, steep forests we saw desired birds like São Tomé Grosbeak, São Tomé Ibis, São Tomé Shorttail, São Tomé Fiscal and furthermore the Príncipe Thrush och Príncipe White-eye. As of yet there has been no photos published on the latter species, but please have a look in this gallery. You may find some there... The first 6 photos in this gallery, represent some of the most wanted or unique targets on the trip. The rest are uploaded chronologically.