Yellow-crowned Gonolek

The Yellow-crowned Gonolek is one of those birds that you just can’t miss. The colours and its song give it away wherever it goes. Also known as the Common Gonolek, it is a medium-sized passerine bird from the bushshrike family. Where is the bird found? I’m happy to say this colourful bird is found at Footsteps all year round. See […]

The Pygmy Kingfisher

The Pygmy Kingfisher is the smallest of The Kingfishers in The Gambia but one which has a special place in my heart. This tiny bird is one of our most frequent visitors. In the past, we have had birdwatchers come to Footsteps specifically to see her. As regular as clockwork she arrives around three pm […]

Snowy-crowned Robin-chat

Welcome to the first in our Gambia Birdlife blogposts. Each week I shall talking about birds found in The Gambia and mostly at Footsteps. We will be publishing each Saturday so keep an eye open for Gambia Birdlife! The Snowy-crowned Robin-chat is one of my personal favourites. They’re not shy so will come right up […]

Gambia Cotton Trail

The Gambia is, of course, famous for its birding, nature and its beaches. But did you know that thirty years back it was also famous for its cotton production? Enter The Gambia Cotton Trail! A brief history of cotton in The Gambia Back then it was grown, harvested and sold at a fixed price per […]

Safety Measures for Covid19, Part 2

Safety measures part 2 | In our last blog post Safety measures for Covid19, we talked about the steps we have taken to ensure your safety whilst holidaying in The Gambia. We have a person responsible for compliance with Covid guidelines. And have taken all reasonable steps to make sure our guests and staff are […]

Birding for Beginners

Birding for beginners Want to see what all the fuss is about? If you’re thinking of visiting The Gambia this year chances are you may already be an avid birder. Gambia has over 570 species most of which are available year round so it’s no surprise that we get so many enthusiasts coming. Birding is addictive And […]

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