I was up with the birds every morning until breakfast, then we either had a tour or took a walk. Then afternoons by the pool or beach. Nice and relaxing.
The Gambia is well set up for birdwatchers, as most hotels have a guide, also guides are available at the Gambian Bird Guide Association at Kotu Bridge.
To become an official guide they have to train for 3 years and then pass exams, so they are extremely proficient at what they do.
In the Senegambia Hotel there was an Abyssinian Roller hunting most mornings and afternoons, and I swear I could have reached out and touched it, it was so approachable.
Blue Breasted Kingfisher
This is the first of a few posts of photos from the Gambia
All photos were taken using a Canon SX50 bridge camera, as I did not want to risk taking the scope.