International Bird Week planned for 25th – 29th November 2017

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Gambia Tourist Board are planning to host a second International Bird Week in The Gambia and Picca Laa supports this initiative by encouraging lovers of nature, especially birding groups, to experience the natural world of The Gambia whilst staying with us in Tanji.

Picca Laa is ideally placed for birders situated next to the biggest bird reserve in The Gambia. Why not come and let us introduce you to the birds and natural beauty of The Gambia.

The Gambia is an important area for birds, including resident and migrant species, such as the lesser Black Back Gull, Great Cormorant, Sanderlings, Small plovers (e.g. Kittlizts, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed plover, Kentish Plover, and White Fronted Sand Plover), Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Audoins Gull, Grey Headed Gull, Slender Billed Gull, Kel Gull, Osprey, Grey Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Bar -tailed Godwit, Black -tailed Godwit, Bridled Tern, Reef Heron, Grey Heron, Great White Pelican.

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Ask about special deals for bird groups during November!

Wintering birds migrating from Europe and Asia use the numerous wetlands in the country as roosting, nesting and feeding grounds. Bijilo Island just off the coast and a boat trip ride from Tanji, is the lone breeding ground of terns and gulls in The Gambia. Visitors are not allowed to land on the island as it is a reserve but great views can be had from a boat and not disturb the nesting birds.