Unfortunately I am not a connoisseur of birds. I find them enjoyable to look at but have not mastered the details of identification. Here is however some information on birds I have spotted in Mali. The list is not exhaustive as I have not been able to either photograph or identify many of the birds I have seen.
The Princeton field guide for Birds of Western Africa is
probably the best birding book to bring if planning to do
bird watching in Mali.
Grey Heron seen along the Niger River
Cameroon Indigo Bird photo taken in Dogon Country, near
Photo taken near Sanga in Dogon country.
Long-Tailed Glossy Starlings seen in southern Mauritania
and Mali starting just south of Timbuktu. This photo was
taken along the Niger River near Segou. Also seen the
Greater Blue-Eared Starling throughout the area.
Two Egyptian Plovers with a Spur-Winged Lapwing seen all
along the Niger River.
African Jacana, present all along the Niger River.
Abyssinian Roller present through out the region. These
have a very spectacular look when flying.
Juvenile Falcon caught by boys in Timbuktu
Eagle, probably the Tawny Eagle.