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Home to the African Finfoot, White-backed Night Heron, Palm-nut Vulture, Black and Wooly-necked Stork, Boehm’s Bee-eater, Giant Kingfisher, Dickinson's Kestrel and Pel’s Fishing Owl, the Bua River close to Bua River Lodge is a fascinating spot for birding.

There are over 200 species recorded for the reserve as a whole (over 130 within the vicinity of Bua River Lodge) and, considering how little the area has been studied, almost certainly new species not yet listed for the area.