Gambia Trip Report: 6th - 16th November 2016 by Alan Boothroyd
Wednesday 16th November 2016
The morning was largely spent preparing for our afternoon flight home. I hope that nobody gets the idea that I am being negative about the birding around the creek and golf course area, it is just an impression of lesser numbers and species as compared to previous trips in January as opposed to November. Maybe some of the birds were still to arrive? Dave will let me know as he returns on the 26th! All told, we saw 209 species in 10 days compared to 254 in 14 days on our last trip together.On reflection, the whole trip went very well, all the arrangements being taken care of by Lamin K Njie. He worked very hard to find us some of our "wanted" birds and with the driver Cham, led us through the minefield of checkpoints and ferry crossings. The upriver part I thoroughly enjoyed as certain birds can only reliably be seen by doing such a trip. So, once again, thank you Lamin K Njie for all your efforts and company.