Bird watching tours

Bird Watching in The Gambia

PICCA LAA ECO-LODGE offers accompanied bird watching trips in the Gambia to explore both the coastal areas and up-country.

Your guide and trip organisers are a professional bird guide with many years’ experience of guiding parties in The Gambia and who knows the best places to see the many bird species which can be found in The Gambia.

One of our guides, Laibo, was the first Gambian to write a book on Gambian Birds entitled “LOCATION OF GAMBIAN BIRDS”.

Excursions offered are based on his experiences. A recent guest saw over 60 species.



All these excursions can be enjoyed from Picca Laa in Tanji

TANJI BIRD RESERVE where you can see Four-Banded Sandgrouse, Swallow-Tailed Bee-Eaters, African Green Pigeon etc.

MADIYANA WATER WAYS where you can see African Pygmy Kingfisher, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Yellow-Bellied Hyliota etc.

ABUKO NATURE RESERVE where you can see Violet Turaco, Green-crested Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Western Bluebill etc.

KOTU CREEKS AND PONDS where you can see African Jacana, Little Grebe, Blue-Cheeked Bee-Eater, Hadada Ibis etc

BRUFUT WOODS where you can see Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, Klaas Cuckoo, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Long-Tailed Nightjar, White-faced Scopes Owl etc.

TUJERENG WOODS where you can see Western Violet-backed Sunbird, Yellow Penduline Tit, Chestnut-Crowned Sparrow Weaver, White-Shouldered Black Tit etc.

MARAKISSA WOODS where you can see White -breasted Cuckoo Shrike, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Spotted Honey Guide, African Golden Oriole etc.

LAMIN RICE FIELD where you can see Black Egret, Purple Heron, Greater Painted Snipe etc.

PIRANG AND FARABA BANTANG BUSH TRACK where you can see Crested Lark, Martial Eagle, Common kestrel etc.


PICCA LAA LODGE also offers bird watching trips up-country to the following locations with additional overnight accommodation as needed.

KAMPANT RICE FIELDS AND SALT MARSHES where you can see Bateleur, White-Backed Vulture, Black Crake, Eagles etc.

TENDABA where you can see Goliath Heron, African Finfoots, ,Pel’s Fishing Owl, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, African Blue Flycatcher, White-Throated Bee-eater etc,

JAHALI SWAMPS where you can see Marabout Stork, Collard Prantincole, ,Western Banded Snake Eagle, Spotted Crake, Black Coucal, Cut-Throat Finch, etc.

GEORGETOWN where you can see Red-throated Bee-Eater, Little Green Bee-eater, Adamawa Turtle Dove, Four-banded Sandgrouse, Red-throated Pipit, Copper Sunbird  etc.

BANSANG QUARRY where you can see Red-throated Bee-Eater, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, Pin-tailed Whydah, Exclamatory Paradise Whydah etc.

BASSE where you can see different types of Vultures, Swallow-Tailed Kite, Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Egyptian Plover, Brown Snake Eagle etc.

NYANGA BANTANG WETLAND where you can see Dwarf Bittern, Common Moorhen, Black Crake, Egyptian Plover etc.

PANCHANG WETLAND where you can see Little Bittern, African Pygmy Goose,  Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse, Purple Swamp Hen etc.

KAUR WETLAND where you can see Collard Prantincole, Northern Shoveller, Kentish Plover, Quail Finch etc.

To find out more or make a booking email and ask for Laibo.