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Guided Bird Watching Tours to Bund Road with Bird Tours Gambia

Close to, and on the south side of Banjul is the Bund Road, an area extremely well known hot-spot to Bird Guide, Ebou Barry, as well as other local guides and visiting birders. It runs adjacent to tidal mud-flats, which when exposed at low tides, is populated by an abundance of birds. A birding trip to Bund Road is almost guaranteed to provide much interest for the Birder. Bund Road is the old name for Kankujeri Road, which extends up to the Serrekunda Highway to the West of Banjul.

On the landward side of Bund Road marshy pools and mangroves are alive with waders such as Little Stint, Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit and Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Black-winged Stilt. Long-tailed Cormorant, Ringed Plover, Spur winged Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Grey Plover and Yellow-crowned Bishop may be seen along with Pink-backed Pelican and Abyssinian Roller.

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The seaward side of the Bund Road faces the River Gambia estuary, and on the many wrecks in the bay, Western Reef Herons may be seen roosting, along with Great Cormorant. Slender-billed Gull and Pied Avocet are common, whilst Black Tern and White-winged Black Tern, Yellow-billed Stork and Caspian Tern are numerous.

Pied Kingfishers and African Mourning Doves can be viewed, perch along the roadside wires.

Other birds that may be seen along Bund Road include, Royal and Lesser Crested Terns, African Skimmer, Great White Pelican, Grey-headed Gulls, Curlew Sandpiper, Osprey, Arctic Skua, Pomerine Skua, Great Skua, Gull-billed Tern, African Jacana, Grey Heron, Black Heron,

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Wire-tailed Swallow, White-rumped Swift, Red-chested Swallow, Pallid Swift, Red-Chested Swallow, , Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters and Little Bee-eaters Zitting Cisticola, Splendid Sunbird and Green-headed Sunbird.

When the tide is out, a wide range of waders can be seen, such as Redshank, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Sanderling, Curlew, Eurasian Oystercatcher and Ruddy Turnstone.

Black-headed Heron, Striated Heron, Goliath Heron, Great white Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Black Egret and Intermediate Egret, Black-rumped Waxbill, Northern Crombec, Greater Flamingo, African Spoonbill, Sacred Ibis, Quailfinch, and Yellow-throated Longclaw, Bronze Mannikin, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, African Silverbill, Lavender Waxbill, Barn Swallow, Little Swift, African Palm Swift,