• Dreaming of Congo rainforest: Gabon, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic

    11 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Hot summer days, often reaching 40C/104F, time to open another beer and dream of birding some cooler place, a place where deep shade of tall trees controls the heat... Perhaps the world's second largest rainforest?
    The Congo is one of the deepest rivers in the world with depths sometimes exceeding 220 meters. The Congo Basin, second in size only to the Amazon, spans six countries: south-eastern Cameroon, portions of southern Central African Republic, the north and central Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo.
    The Congo Basin is 300,000 square...
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