Birding Gambia

Village Weaver

It is a birders’ paradise with Gambia Birding clubs existing in England that make regular trips there for hard-to-find species. It was where I first took an interest in birding or more specifically photographing birds. The bird above on header photo is a Bearded Barbet I photographed in Farafenni and the one at right is a Village Weaver I photographed in Serekunda.

See my photo gallery of Gambia Birds that I photographed there with a pitiful old film camera without a long lense and later low-res scans for these digital images, but you can still tell what kinds of birds I saw and why I enjoyed being “in the bush” so much.

See also the gallery of “My Special Places” to see where I went to experience and photograph these birds and other nature.  I did not let a difficult 24/7 job keep me from getting out into the wonderful natural world of The Gambia West Africa! I loved it!     🙂     At the time I loved it as much as I do Costa Rica now, not knowing then how much better it would be here! And of course I’m glad I waited and moved my retirement to Costa Rica, but I still love The Gambia and would go back again for birding if I could easily work it out. But now I have more than I can see in Latin America!   🙂

Gambia Birding Websites

 

My Gambia Birds Photo Gallery with apologies for small, weak images that were shot first on a cheap film camera and then the 4x6s were poorly scanned for these digital images, but you can see some of the birds that are easily found in The Gambia.

Gambia Birding Books