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
Birding The Gambia a general international site
- African Bird Club one of those English birding clubs
- Gambia Birding Pals local guides organization
- Gambia Bird Watching Tour Operators local Gambia tour operators
- The Gambia Experience airline transportation only from 3 UK airports
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.