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This book, updated in 2019, is the most comprehensive guide to birding sites in The Gambia, not just the areas around the tourist hotels at the coast but also at many sites further afield and upriver.


Dave Gosney writes:

‘Until now, birders visiting The Gambia have been using Rod Ward’s ‘Birdwatchers’ Guide to The Gambia’ as their bible to help them plan their trip. It’s a great book but is now 18 years old and concentrates heavily on the areas around the tourist hotels. But there are other areas in the Gambia that are much more productive (and attractive) so I’ve written a new guide to show how much better the birding can be if you leave the tourists behind. If you don’t get this book you are likely to miss out on some of the best birding that The Gambia can offer’.


‘This latest edition is based on my 2019 visit. I had heard plenty of stories that the birding sites in the Gambia were being degraded so I went back to many of them to check what the current situation was. This version gives you a more up-to-date picture of many of the sites and adds a couple of new ones’


Sample pages


Sites covered


Unique features


Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:


  1. Covers a greater range of sites, especially those away from the tourist hotels


  1. Is more up-to-date, based on trips made up to 2011


  1. Provides exceptionally detailed maps - so you can easily find your way around


  1. Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points


  1. Highlights the best areas only - and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on or bother to visit the site


  1. Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book


  1. Is light and portable (and cheap)


  1. Is supplemented by the site pages in this website (which include photos of many of the locations)


  1. Is updated in the free update pages on this website, giving details of what other birders have found at these sites


  1. Is complemented by a DVD showing you exactly what it’s like to go birding in many of these sites


Updated via a free app


To find, or indeed contribute to, updates and additions to the book click here


See these sites on a DVD


A book can provide lots of information but nothing gives you a better idea of what a place is really like than a DVD. Click here for details of the DVD which supplements the book perfectly.








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