Over 60 bird species in a week

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A recent guest at Picca Laa amassed a list of over 60 bird species seen during their stay during The Gambia International Bird Week!  Many of the birds were seen on and around Picca Laa – not too surprising when you think that we are situated right next to the biggest bird reserve in The Gambia and a tidal bolong (small river) which is a real bird highway.

Birds seen included:
Pink Beaked Pelican
Great Cormorant
Long Tailed Cormorant
African Darter
Black Crowned Night Heron
Cattle Egret
Squacco Heron
Striated Heron
Western Reef heron
Little Egret
Great White Egret
Grey Heon
Purple Heron
Osprey
Pied Crow
Hooded Vulture
Tawny Eagle
Black Kite
Shikra
Grey Kestrel
Double Spurred Francolin
Senegal Thick Knee
Spur-winged Plover
Wattled Plover
Whimbrel
Greenshank
Common Sandpiper
Black-winged Stilt
Grey-headed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
LLaughing Dove
Blue-spotted Wood Dove
Black-billed Wood Dove
Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu
Glossy Ibis
Red-eyed Dove
Piapiac
Senegal Coucal
Pearl-spotted Owlet
Common Swift
African Palm Sswift
Giant Kingfisher
Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
African Pigmy Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher
Broad-billed roller
Rufous-crowned Roller
Abyssinian Roller
Senegal Parrot
Western Grey Plantain Eater
African Pied Hornbill
Red Billed Hornbill
African Grey Hornbill
Grey Woodpecker
Common Bulbul
Brown Babbler
African Thrush
Subalpine Warbler
Green-backed Eremomda
Common Wattle-eye
Mouse Brown Sunbird
Splendid Sunbird
Beautiful Sunbird
Yellow-crowned Gonolek
Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling
Long-tailed Glossy Starling
Village Weaver
Red-billed Fire Finch
Splendid Glossy Starling
Blackcap Babbler
White-crowned Robin-chat
Red-chested Swallow
Tawny-flanked Prima
Grey Wagtail
Blue-bellied Roller
Great Spotted Cuckoo
African Mourning Dove
Vinaceous Dove
Green Sandpiper
Chiffchaff
African Paradise Flycatcher
Slender-billed Gull