Gambia as always been recognized as the best area of bird watching in the whole of West Africa and even Africa at large. Early this century, many ornithologists have observed through there binoculars over 560 types of vividly plumed birds.
Seasonal Bird Movements:
Despite of Gambia’s small territory, it has got significant and assorted populace both for the resident and pale artic moving birds. This is all due the strategic location that Gambia has in West Africa, and the large river with its associated banks.
The departure time of the visitors coming from the equatorial areas is usually postponed between the months of October to January usually at the climax of the rainy season. During these months the inhabitant kind of population is given a boot.
Ornithologists can be in place to view all the bird species right from their balconies and even from the hotel sunbed. Widespread are pied crows and a few vultures. Red-billed Senegal Fire-finches feed around tables and common on manicured lawns are Cattle egrets, glossy starlings and swifts grace most of the grounds.
Here you can be in place to take a look at many things, for example the you get an opportunity to view splendid river eagles, the surprising fish prey, pelicans and many other bird species.
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Still for the part-time birdwatcher Gambian birds are quite easy to view, due to the fact that they are clearly colored and voiced. If in any case you would want to study more about the country’s bird populace you would be recommended to look for a professional local ornithologist who can give you more information on good locations to spot certain species.