At Tendaba Camp there are two excellent mangrove creeks to explore by boat or canoe. At Kisibolong Creek Goliath Herons may be seen with African Spoonbill, African Fin Foot, Pel Fishing Owl, White-throated Bee-eater, Mouse Brown Sunbird, Montague’s Harrier etc.
At Tualku Bolong Creek we will seek Blue Flycatchers, African Fish Eagle, White-backed Night Heron, African Scops Owl, Lesser and Greater Honey Guides, Pygmy Sunbird, Wooly-necked Stork, as well as Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers etc.
Birds to seek are Lanner Falcon, Long-crested Eagle, African Hobby, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Four-banded Sandgrouse, Winding Cisticola plus various waders.
BATELING TRACK & KIANG WEST NATIONAL PARK
Our birds to look out for include African Goshawk, Brown-rumped Bunting, Rufous Scrub Robin, Martial Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Yellow White-eye, Brubru Shrike, Striped Kingfisher, Brown-necked Parrot, Booted Eagle.
We stay two nights at Tendaba. The following morning we drive on towards Basse, stopping at Fula Banting, a small village where Marabou Stork nest and at Bansang gravel pit (Bansang Quarry) where we usually see Red-throated Bee-eater and Cinnamon-breasted Bunting. On the drive there are opportunities to stop and see many woodland birds and raptors, including the famous Bateleur Eagle and the Griffon Vulture.
We spend the next night at Basse to sample more Gambian delights including Egyptian Plover, Carmine Bee-eater and Black-bellied Bustard. In the rice field are other plovers and starlings as well as Martial Eagle.
The following morning we drive to Georgetown, where we usually see African Fish Eagle, Hadada Ibis, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Little Green Bee-eater, Greater Swamp Warbler and others.
We spend the night in Georgetown, the following morning returning back to Banjul on the north bank of the river, always stopping at the best spots on the way.