You don’t need to be a keen birdwatcher to be captivated by the variety and number of birds to be found in the Gambia. The country is considered to be a birdwatcher’s paradise, and even as a non-expert and fairly mild enthusiast I had great fun spotting and photographing (or in some cases trying to photograph) the myriad species here.
The photos below were mostly taken in and around the two places we stayed on this trip: Ngala Lodge, a coastal boutique hotel in Fajara, and Mandina Lodge in the Makasutu Forest. It was on our walks in the forest that our knowledgeable guide Amadou helped me identify many of the birds I was photographing.
Ngala Lodge and coastal birds
I’m sharing these for this week’s Sunday Stills, ‘Feeding the Birds’. Of course we didn’t actually feed any of these, but I hope you’ll overlook that small detail and enjoy them anyway. And as always, click on any photo in the galleries to see it full size and scroll through a complete slideshow.
Birds at and around Mandina Lodge
I visited the Gambia in 2014