What a wonderful place The Gambia is, a perfect introduction to African birding, birds are everywhere! To prove my
point, I am sitting outside my apartment, in the grounds of the Senegambia hotel, as I write this introduction, I can see a
White-crowned Robin-chat, A Hooded Vulture, 3 Yellow-billed Shrikes and a Pied Crow all within a few meters of me
and I can hear a multitude of other species.
This was, in fact, a photographic tour, I led 8 clients from Belgium for these past 11 days and the emphasis was most
definitely placed on photography rather than listing species, we didn’t even have a bird log in the evening, however, I
did keep a tally which amounted to 252 species.
Birding highlights included sightings of: African Finfoot, Painted Snipe, Black Coucal, Black Wood Hoopoe, Copper
Sunbird and the rarest, a Dwarf Bittern.
We had 15 glorious days of fun, laughter and, of course, some excellent birding. The weather was very kind to us as we had no rain, only very light showers and one late afternoon downpour. There are a whole string of highlights that I co...View Report
It was another successful tour of this magical and bird-rich island, we saw all of the 34 endemic species of birds in our total of 248 species. We also saw over 50 species of butterflies, 21 mammals and a dozen or so reptiles. This beaut...View Report
This was a triumphant return to the Gambia for WINGSPAN BIRD TOURS after an absence of two years. We had a marvellous group made up of four Americans and four British participants, all equally enthusiastic and anxious to find as many spe...View Report