Bird species include the Sacred Ibis, Abyssinian Roller, African Blue Flycatcher, Marabou Storks, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, Brubru Shrike, African Fish Eagle , Marsh Harrier, Osprey, Spotted Eagle Owl,African Scops Owl, Palm-nut Vulture, Pallid Harrier, White-crested Tiger Bittern, Goliath Heron and White-backed Night Heron.
In the rice fields there are Hadada Ibis, and occasional stops may bring sights of Booted Eagle, Village Indigobird, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, African Yellow White-eye, Black-rumped Waxbill and White-backed Vulture among the many species possible. Near Tendaba you may even be lucky enough to spot the unmistakable profile of the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill.
Once at Tendaba Camp there will be the opportunity to explore one of the creeks that penetrate deep into the mangrove forest. While drifting quietly, you may hear and see Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Mouse-brown Sunbird, Hamerkop, Fairy-blue Flycatcher, Spur-winged Goose and Woolly-necked Stork.
Further up-river, on the other side of the river, are the Kaur Wetlands, which is another excellent birding site. Among the birds to be viewed here are Red-winged Pratincole, Collared Pratincole, Little Stint, White-crowned Plover, Egyptian Plover, Yellow-crowned Bishop and Kittlitz's Plover.
Situated on the northern side of MacCarthy Island, in the middle of the River Gambia, is the sleepy, crumbling former colonial administrative centre of Georgetown. Birds to be seen here include African Fish Eagle, Hadada Ibis, Western Banded Snake Eagle,
Tendaba Camp is located on the river-side in the Kiang Central district about 100 km up the River Gambia from Banjul. It is reached either by an a boat journey sailing up the River Gambia from Lamin, or by road on the south bank of the River Gambia, and is about 150 km from Serrekunda and the Kombos.
The area is characterised by a broad tidal river bed, savannah swamp and mangroves.
Tendaba Camp is a well established and possibly the most well-known tourist destination for short excursions away from the Atlantic resorts of Kololi and is ideal for eco-tourists interested in both wildlife and birding as it is situated on the riverside, very close to Kiang West National Park. It is also a good stop-over point for trips further inland. A boat can be hired for birding trips to Kissi Creek or Tanku.
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All arrangements for travel, meals and accommodation arrangements on this 2 to 3 night Guided Birding Tour, which can be combined with trips to Bansang Quarry and Baobolong for extra nights, will be made by Bird Tours Gambia.
Black-bellied Bustard, Little Green Bee-eater, Greater Swamp Warbler, White-faced Duck, Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark, Black Heron, Northern Anteater Chat, Carmine Bee-eater and Red-throated Bee-eater.
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