Vacaciones en Gambia observando aves

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Vacaciones en Gambia observando aves

Gambia acoge más de 550 especies de aves t son todas entorno a ti, eso significa que no tienes que ir demasiado lejos par ver algunos aves exóticas y maravillosas.

La observación de aves es una actividad que se puede hacer durante todo el año en dos estaciones distintas, la seca ( de noviembre a mayo) y la verde (de junio a octubre), además de numerosas especies residentes cada estación atrae un gran número de aves migratorias

Desde junio hasta noviembre se ven muchos aves en un plumaje estival o de reproducción con colores brillantes y colas largas.

Durante la estacion seca de Noviembre a Mayo e un gran momento para avistar numerosos rapaces.

La observación de aves en Gambia nunca ha sido tan fácil con nuestros hides especialmente diseñadasv

De hecho, en Footsteps Eco-Lodge tenemos más de 100 especies de aves dentro de nuestros terrenos y más de 150 a poca distancia, por lo tanto, ya sea un ávido observador de aves o un observador de aves casual, novato o profesional, ¡la observación de aves es excelente!.

Siéntese y relájese junto a la piscina filtrada de agua dulce, la única en Gambia, y observe a los visitantes diarios como el colorido martín pigmeo africano, Ispidina picta, monarca colilargo ventrirrojo, rufiventer Terpsiphone y golondrina colilarga, Hirundo smithii.

En el área alrededor de la piscina, también verás Capchinos bronceados, Amaranta senegalesa, Azulitos carirrojo, Suminanga variable, Suminanga colilargo y mucho más.

Dé un paseo por los jardines, o prepárese en una de los hide para pájaros, y se sorprenderá de la cantidad de aves exóticas que hacen acto de presencia durante todo el día: Calaos, Cosifa coroninívea, Coucal senegales, Turaco gris, Batis-carunculado, Gorgipardoybubú coronigualdo, por nombrar solo algunos.

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Excursiones de observación de aves e itinerarios de observación de aves

Footsteps también ofrece una variedad de excursiones de aves en Gambia en compañía de guías expertos y experimentados, una oportunidad que no debe perderse.

Puede visitar reservas naturales, reservas de aves, arrozales, humedales y hacer un viaje a lo largo del río Gambia, entre otros, cada uno con su propio ecosistema y cada uno con una abundancia de flora y fauna.

Elija entre las opciones de itinerario de observación de aves de Gambia a continuación, o quédese en los hermosos jardines de Footstep de y use nuestros escondite especialmente diseñados para pájaros.

Birding trip number 1

Leave Footsteps after a very early breakfast and travel by four wheel drive approximately 40 minutes to Lamin Lodge. You’ll go on a short one hour boat trip on the river.

Here you will expect to see:

  • Common Wattle-eye
  • Paradise Flycatcher
  • Royal Tern
  • African Darter
  • Long Tailed Cormorant
  • Western Bluebill.
  • Great Honeyguide
  • Cut Throat Finch
  • Singing Cisticola

By the rice fields you can see Buffalo Weavers. These birds represent only a small fraction of birds seen regularly at Lamin Lodge.

Picnic style lunch around 1 pm and on to Abuko Nature Reserve. This is the pride of Gambia and a must for all birders, here you will see:

  • Pin-tailed Widow
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet
  • Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher
  • Senegal Batis
  • Grey Headed Gull

and many more.

Birding trip number 2

Another early breakfast. Today we visit 3 separate venues. Tanji Bird Reserve is about 30 minutes away along the coast. Just 10 minutes further and you are in the next birding spots.

During a visit to  these locations expect to see:

  • Black Crowned Tchagra
  • Osprey
  • Yellow Crowned Gonolek
  • Broad Billed Roller
  • Abyssinian Roller
  • Purple Glossy Starlings
  • Violet Backed Starlings.

Birding trip number 3

Visits to Marakissa River Camp, Darsalami Woods and Siffoe.

Marakissa is approximately one hour away and our first venue. A morning is spent here. Darsalami Woods and Siffoe are on the way back.

You will see:

  • Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike
  • Exclamatory Paradise Whydah
  • Wilson Indigo
  • African Blue Flycatcher
  • Yellow Shouldered Widowbird
  • Northern Puffback
  • Woodchat Shrike

and many more!

Birding trip number 4

Up at the crack of dawn and off again with Lamin to Mandinaba Pirang Shrimp Farm, Faraba Bantang Rice Fields and Bush Track.

About 1½ hours drive away, you can expect sightings of:

  • Quail Finch
  • Village Indigo
  • Pin-tailed Whydah
  • Cut Throat Finch

and many more!

Birding trip number 5

Off early and an hour down the coast to visit Gambia’s capital of Banjul.

Then back to Kotu and Fajara Golf Club. For those who want to have an 9 or 18 hole round, this can be arranged.

 

Some of the birds found here are:

  • Grey Plover
  • Senegal Thick-knee
  • Wattle Plovers
  • Wire Tailed Swallow
  • Little Ring Plover
  • Stone Partridge
  • Sand Grouse
  • European Hoopoe
  • Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrike
  • Woodland Kingfisher.
Birding trip 1

Birding trip number 1

Leave Footsteps after a very early breakfast and travel by four wheel drive approximately 40 minutes to Lamin Lodge. You’ll go on a short one hour boat trip on the river.

Here you will expect to see:

  • Common Wattle-eye
  • Paradise Flycatcher
  • Royal Tern
  • African Darter
  • Long Tailed Cormorant
  • Western Bluebill.
  • Great Honeyguide
  • Cut Throat Finch
  • Singing Cisticola

By the rice fields you can see Buffalo Weavers. These birds represent only a small fraction of birds seen regularly at Lamin Lodge.

Picnic style lunch around 1 pm and on to Abuko Nature Reserve. This is the pride of Gambia and a must for all birders, here you will see:

  • Pin-tailed Widow
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet
  • Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher
  • Senegal Batis
  • Grey Headed Gull

and many more.

Birding trip 2

Birding trip number 2

Another early breakfast. Today we visit 3 separate venues. Tanji Bird Reserve is about 30 minutes away along the coast. Just 10 minutes further and you are in the next birding spots.

During a visit to  these locations expect to see:

  • Black Crowned Tchagra
  • Osprey
  • Yellow Crowned Gonolek
  • Broad Billed Roller
  • Abyssinian Roller
  • Purple Glossy Starlings
  • Violet Backed Starlings.
Birding trip 3

Birding trip number 3

Visits to Marakissa River Camp, Darsalami Woods and Siffoe.

Marakissa is approximately one hour away and our first venue. A morning is spent here. Darsalami Woods and Siffoe are on the way back.

You will see:

  • Sulphur-breasted Bush Shrike
  • Exclamatory Paradise Whydah
  • Wilson Indigo
  • African Blue Flycatcher
  • Yellow Shouldered Widowbird
  • Northern Puffback
  • Woodchat Shrike

and many more!

Birding trip 4

Birding trip number 4

Up at the crack of dawn and off again with Lamin to Mandinaba Pirang Shrimp Farm, Faraba Bantang Rice Fields and Bush Track.

About 1½ hours drive away, you can expect sightings of:

  • Quail Finch
  • Village Indigo
  • Pin-tailed Whydah
  • Cut Throat Finch

and many more!

Birding trip 5

Birding trip number 5

Off early and an hour down the coast to visit Gambia’s capital of Banjul.

Then back to Kotu and Fajara Golf Club. For those who want to have an 9 or 18 hole round, this can be arranged.

 

Some of the birds found here are:

  • Grey Plover
  • Senegal Thick-knee
  • Wattle Plovers
  • Wire Tailed Swallow
  • Little Ring Plover
  • Stone Partridge
  • Sand Grouse
  • European Hoopoe
  • Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrike
  • Woodland Kingfisher.
Gambia activities | Birding Gambia

© Jan Erik Roer, all rights reserved

Gambia activities | Birding Gambia

© Rob Garner, all rights reserved

Gambia activities | Birding Gambia
Gambia activities | Birding Gambia

© Jan Erik Roer, all rights reserved

Duration:

4 – 8 hours

Your guide:

Lamin Bojang

Unguided:

not available

Like a local:

not available

Price:

D4000 for one person

D3500 based on 2 people

D2800 based on 3 people

D2500 based on 4-6 people

Group rates email David

Included:

Transport, guide, lunch and admission fees.

Excluded:

Drinks and personal expenses.

Prepay:

possible when booking your stay through our website, or by contacting David.

Here are some links to pages created by some really great birders who have spent time at Footsteps in The Gambia: