Kotu Creek, Kotu Ponds & Fajara Golf Course birding
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Guided Bird Watching Tours to Kotu Creek, Kotu Ponds and Fajara Golf Course with
Bird Tours Gambia
Although an unexpected choice of a birding destination, the Kotu Ponds, (actually
Kotu Sewage Farm!), strangely combines functionality with beauty, and it is rich
in bird life such as White-faced Whistling Ducks, Spur-winged Plover, Greater Blue-eared
Glossy Starling, Vinaceous Dove, Black-winged Stilt, Cattle Egret, Sacred Ibis and
African Jacana all visit here. Black Crake may be spied delicately walking on the
Water Hyacinths. You may also see Shikra and Rose-ringed Parakeets. Vultures can
be seen picking over rubbish. Despite the fact that this is a sewage area, smell
is hardly discernable, so don’t be put off.
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From the Lower Bridge, great views are to be seen across the vegetation and open
water of Kotu Creek. Birding here is very interesting, with Wire-tailed Swallow,
Senegal Thick-knee, Snowy-crowned Robin Chat and Yellow-crowned Gonolek very possible
sightings. Other species normally seen here include Striated Heron, Hamerkop, White-backed
Night Heron, Black-headed Plover, Pied Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Wattled
Plover, Beautiful Sunbird and Broad-billed Roller.
Fajara Golf Course
Following on from Kotu Ponds, Fajara Golf Course is well worth a birding visit to
view extra species including Splendid Sunbird, Blue-eared Glossy Starlings, Green-wood
Hoopoe and roosting White-faced Scops Owl.
Join experienced Bird Guide, Ebou Barry, on a Guided Bird Tour from Kotu Creek, through
Kotu Ponds and across Fajara Golf Course.
Bird Guide Ebou Barry
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Birding with Ebou Barry - probably the Best Bird Guide in Gambia