Whist working on the pilot
scheme for this project (and having an annual
holiday from the Scottish winter at the same
time!) we observed over 200 bird species in
2 weeks. This is not unusual in Gambia and
we managed to see some unusual birds such as
this curious spotted crake. Modou, our guide,
saw a tiger heron whilst taking us on a mangrove
safari. If you would like to know more about
Modou’s birdwatching safaris go to the
Senegambia Hotel where he works with the famous
Mass Cham or see him at the international bird
fair in the UK.
The brown necked parrot is a red data book
species which we filmed near Faraba at Tumani
Tenda a very relaxing basic holiday centre.
The community in Tumani Tenda is part of
the same tribe and is also involved in tree
planting and protecting their environment.