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Desert Wheatear in Herat, Afghanistan: Photo by Kerem Ali Boyla

Welcome to our guide to the birds of Afghanistan! Afghanistan boasts a diverse landscape that provides habitat to a wide variety of bird species, making it an enticing destination for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. In this section, you’ll find a curated collection of informative guides crafted to aid you in identifying and understanding the birds commonly sighted in Afghanistan. From vibrant songbirds to powerful raptors, Afghanistan birding and its bird inhabitants offer a captivating spectrum of colors, sizes, and behaviors. Whether you’re planning a birding expedition in Afghanistan or simply intrigued by the avifauna of this region, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Afghan birds.

  • Total species: 502
  • Endemics: 1 – Afghan Snowfinch (Pyrgilauda theresae)
  • National bird: Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Important Bird Areas (IBAs): 15