Discover birding in Gambia

Discover birding in Gambia & the birds around Footsteps Eco-Lodge through our regular publication.

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

The Purple Heron is a wading bird belonging to the heron family. While it is similar to a Grey Heron, it’s a little smaller and has darker plumage. Bird information. Where can we see a Purple Heron? These Herons were photographed at our newly formed water park, a short walk from Footsteps. Otherwise, you would …

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Piapiac

Piapiac

The Piapiac is related to the Asian ground Jays and is a member of the Crow family of birds. Bird information. Where can we see a Piapiac? The pictures above were photographed between¬†Footsteps¬†and the beach at our newly formed water park. Otherwise common across The Gambia preferring dry open habitats and gardens. What does it …

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Bearded Barbet

Bearded Barbet

The Bearded Barbet gets its name from the prominent bristles which are on the underside of its beak. Bird information. Where can we see a Bearded Barbet? The pictures above were photographed in the Penjem community forest and Tujering woods, south of Tanji. Otherwise common across The Gambia preferring forests and woodlands. What does it …

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