This page gives details of the birding site in the up river area of Gambia
Some of the other species to see there include Exclamatory Paradise Whydah, Bush Petronia, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark, Red-billed Quelea, raptors and many more.
Some of the species that can be seen around the area include Shining-blue Kingfisher, African Fish Eagle, African Finfoot, Knob-billed Duck, Hadada Ibis, Swamp Flycatcher, Crimson Seed Cracker, White Crested Tiger Bittern, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Verreaux’s Owl, White-headed Vulture and many more.
The first and the largest Pump irrigated rice cultivation project in the Gambia, fed from the river and created by the drainage of freshwater. The rice cultivated throughout the year and largest standing water in the central river region in the dry season.
There are some abandoned fields and natural pools with patches of tall swamp varieties of vegetation and floating plants. The rice Fields still regularly hold several thousand bird species.
Some of the species that can be seen here include Black Coucal, Common Snipe, African Pygmy Goose, Common Moorhen, Marabou Stork, Purple Swamphen, African Crake, African Reed Warbler, African Spoonbill, Little Bittern, Yellow Billed Stork, Spur Winged Goose, Marsh Harrier, African fish Eagle, Quail finch, Sandpipers, Grebe, Jacana, etc.
Kampanty is also possible for fully day trip from any of the coastal hotels.
It is an excellent stopping point for birdwatchers, with an opportunity to see Egyptian Plover, Little Bittern, White-crowned Plover, Greater Painted-snipe, Purple Swamphen, Quail Finch, Carmine Bee-eater, Ruff, Collared Pratincole, White-faced Whistling Duck and many more.
If you wish to take full advantage of the area, it is possible to have two or more days there. Within walking distance of the camp, you will find Tendaba airfield, Tendaba Kwinella back way track, Batelling bush track and Kiang West National Park. For Tanku and Kissi Creek you will need to hire boat from the camp.
Some of the species which can be seen this area include, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Black-crowned Crane, Spotted Thick-Knee, White-backed Night Heron, Goliath Heron, African Finfoot, African Blue Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Stork, Martial Eagle, Black-bellied Bustard, Standard-winged Nightjar, Bronze-winged Courser, African Scops Owl, Mosque Swallow, White-backed Vulture, Mouse Brown Sunbird, White-throated Bee-eater, and many more.
The farmland and dry Sudan Savannah are ideal for many species of birds such as Savile's Bustard,Speckle Fronted Weaver, Sahel Paradise Whydah, Northern Anti Eater Chat,Flappet Lark, Chestnut Backed Sparrow Lark, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Gaba Goshawk,White Fronted Black Chat,Mosque Swallow, and Green Winged Pythlia.