Faraba Bantans Bush Track can be described as typical African bush, comprising open savannah and woodland, and is a wonderful Birding area for viewing several raptor species such as Grasshopper Buzzard, Martial Eagle, Bateleur Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Brown Snake Eagle, Lanner Falcon, Palmnut Vulture, White-backed Vulture, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Dark-chanting Goshawk and possibly even Gabar Goshawk.
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Farasutu Forest could be compared with the larger Abuko forest, 10 miles to the north-west, but is much smaller, having an area of 4.5ha, (11 acres).
Birds likely to be seen in Farasutu Forest are Stone Partridge, Little Greenbul, Leaf-love, Green Crombec, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, White-backed Night-Heron, Grey-headed Bristlebill, African Paradise Flycatcher and Wahlberg’s Eagle.
Mandinaba is an area of open farmland and scrub along with rice fields and wetlands. Sightings at Mandinaba include Rufous-crowned Roller, Yellow-throated Leaflove, Northern Crombec, African Cuckoo, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Hadada Ibis, Dwarf Bittern, African Pied Hornbill, African Hobby, Violet Turaco, and Gabar Goshawk.
Passerines can include White-winged Black Tit, White-shouldered Black Tit, Yellow Penduline Tit, Black-faced Firefinch, Northern Puffback, Rufous-crowned Roller, Greater Honeyguides, Lesser Honeyguides, Bearded Barbet and Vieillot's Barbet.
Amongst other species that can be seen on a guided bird tour of Faraba Bantans Bush Track are Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Woodpeckers, Starlings, Weavers, Striped Kingfisher and Copper Sunbird.
Farasutu Forest (also spelt Farasuto) is one of the few remaining isolated forest patches left in the whole of the Gambia.
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