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ENGLISH NAME

COMMENTS

NUMBERS

1

Long-tailed Cormorant

bund road/marikissa

20

2

Great Cormorant

kaolack/tendaba

50

3

African Darter

baobolong/abuko/bund road

50

4

Great White Pelican

Tanji

4

5

Pink-backed Pelican

kaolack/baobolong/bund road

50

6

White-faced Whistling-Duck

Boattrip georgetown

200

7

Spur-winged Goose

Boattrip georgetown

4

8

Comb Duck

Boattrip georgetown

2

9

Black Heron

Ricefields Abuko

10

10

Little Egret

common

100

11

Western Reef-Heron

common

100

12

Intermediate Egret

Ricefields

6

13

Gray Heron

common

100

14

Black-headed Heron

Common

15

15

Goliath Heron

baobolong

1

16

Great Egret

Pools and ricefields

25

17

Cattle Egret

common

100

18

Squacco Heron

baobolong/abuko/ricefields

30

19

Striated Heron

abuko/marikissa

6

20

Black-crowned Night-Heron

georgetown/abuko/baobolong

15

21

White-backed Night-Heron

baobolong/abuko (rare)

2

22

Hamerkop

Common baobolong/ricefields

25

23

Glossy Ibis

bird safari camp

1

24

Sacred Ibis

cape point

25

25

African Spoonbill

kotu bridge

1

26

Yellow-billed Stork

tendaba

1

27

White Stork

brufut (rare)

1

28

Marabou Stork

Nesting along road to georgetown

25

29

Osprey

baobolong/tanji

6

30

Black-shouldered Kite

brufut/tanji

4

31

Swallow-tailed Kite

along road to georgetown

1

32

Black Kite

very common

300

33

African Fish-Eagle

kiang west/marikissa

3

34

Palm-nut Vulture

Fairly common

20

35

Hooded Vulture

common

200

36

White-backed Vulture

georgetown/basse

50

37

Lappet-faced Vulture

Along road to tendaba (rare)

2

38

Bateleur

kiang west

1

39

African Harrier-Hawk

Common

50

40

Lizard Buzzard

Fairly common

10

41

Gabar Goshawk

North bank

1

42

Shikra

common

10

43

Red-thighed Sparrowhawk

tanji

1

44

Long-crested Eagle

kiang west/sindola

2

45

Grey Kestrel

sindola/bijilo

3

46

Lanner Falcon

marakissa

1

47

Helmeted Guineafowl

brufut

2

48

Ahanta Francolin

bijilo (rare)

1

49

Double-spurred Francolin

common

15

50

Stone Partridge

common

30

51

Black Crake

abuko/baobolong

6

52

African Finfoot

baobolong (rare)

1

53

African Jacana

common

35

54

Greater Painted-snipe

Abuko ricefields/marikissa

6

55

Whimbrel

common

50

56

Eurasian Curlew

saloum delta

1

57

Common Redshank

Beach near tanji

1

58

Common Greenshank

baobolong

25

59

Green Sandpiper

baobolong/marikissa

6

60

Wood Sandpiper

common

25

61

Common Sandpiper

common

25

62

Ruddy Turnstone

Beach near tanji

6

63

Sanderling

Beach near tanji

6

64

Little Stint

Beach near tanji

4

65

Senegal Thick-knee

common

30

66

Water Thick-knee

Ferry farafenni

2

67

Black-winged Stilt

common

25

68

Grey Plover

Beach near tanji

1

69

Common Ringed Plover

Beach near tanji

4

70

Little Ringed Plover

Beach near tanji

4

71

Spur-winged Plover

common

150

72

Black-headed Lapwing

tanji

2

73

White-headed Lapwing

In flight over senegambia hotel

1

74

Wattled Lapwing

tanji/marikissa

20

75

Kelp Gull

Beach near tanji

2

76

Yellow-legged Gull

Beach near tanji

2

77

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Beach near tanji

4

78

Gray-headed Gull

abundant

250

79

Black-headed Gull

kaolack

2

80

Slender-billed Gull

kaolack

35

81

Whiskered Tern

Beach near tanji

4

82

White-winged Tern

kaolack

10

83

Black Tern

kaolack

4

84

Gull-billed Tern

Beach near tanji

6

85

Caspian Tern

ferry banjul and beach near tanji

50

86

Royal Tern

ferry banjul/kaolack/beach near tanji

50

87

Sandwich Tern

Beach near tanji

25

88

Roseate Tern

marakissa

1

89

Arctic Tern

Beach near tanji

2

90

Little Tern

Beach near tanji

4

91

Arctic Skua

 Beach near senegambia hotel

1

92

Speckled Pigeon

common

35

93

European Turtle-Dove

very common

100

94

Laughing Dove

very common

100

95

African Mourning Dove

common

20

96

Vinaceous Dove

common

50

97

Red-eyed Dove

common

50

98

Black-billed Wood-Dove

common

25

99

Blue-spotted Wood-Dove

common

50

100

Namaqua Dove

Dry habitats inland

10

101

Bruce's Green-Pigeon

bird safari camp

1

102

African Green-Pigeon

brufut/marikissa

2

103

Senegal Parrot

common

50

104

Rose-ringed Parakeet

common inland

25

105

Guinea Turaco

abuko

4

106

Violet Turaco

boat georgetown/abuko/brufut

6

107

Western Grey Plantain-eater

common

75

108

Dideric Cuckoo

tanji river

1

109

Senegal Coucal

common

75

110

Verreaux's Eagle-Owl

bird safari camp/brufut

3

111

Pearl-spotted Owlet

brufut

1

112

African Palm-Swift

abundant

200

113

Little Swift

tendaba

25

114

White-rumped Swift

ferry banjul

15

115

Malachite Kingfisher

Boat trip georgetown

1

116

Blue-breasted Kingfisher

bsc/senegambia/marikissa

3

117

Striped Kingfisher

brufut

1

118

Giant Kingfisher

basse/tanji/marikissa

3

119

Pied Kingfisher

common

100

120

Little Bee-eater

bijilo

30

121

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

tanji

5

122

White-throated Bee-eater

bijilo

6

123

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

wassu stone circles

2

124

Abyssinian Roller

common inland

75

125

Blue-bellied Roller

common near coast

35

126

Broad-billed Roller

senegambia/marakissa

2

127

Purple Roller

tendaba/brufut

3

128

Central African Hoopoe

sindola

1

129

Green Woodhoopoe

bsc/abuko (common)

50

130

Black Woodhoopoe

Boat trip georgetown

1

131

Red-billed Hornbill

very common

100

132

African Pied Hornbill

abuko

8

133

African Grey Hornbill

common

50

134

Bearded Barbet

saloum/bsc/abuko

10

135

Greater Honeyguide

abuko

1

136

Fine-spotted Woodpecker

bird safari camp

1

137

Golden-tailed Woodpecker

brufut

1

138

Cardinal Woodpecker

abuko

1

139

Grey Woodpecker

North bank/bijilo/tendaba

6

140

Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher

Abuko

2

141

African Paradise-Flycatcher

bsc/abuko

4

142

Square-tailed Drongo

sindola/bijilo

10

143

Fork-tailed Drongo

common

50

144

Piapiac

common coast

100

145

Pied Crow

common

100

146

African Golden-Oriole

sindola/marikissa

2

147

Woodchat Shrike

bsc (female)

1

148

Yellow-billed Shrike

common

45

149

Northern Puffback

bsc

4

150

Common Gonolek

Senegambia garden/bijilo/abuko

25

151

Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike

Senegambia garden

1

152

White Helmetshrike

North bank/bsc/kiang west

6

153

Brown-throated Wattle-eye

abuko

10

154

African Thrush

common

25

155

Purple Glossy-Starling

common

10

156

Bronze-tailed Glossy-Starling

common

10

157

Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling

common

50

158

Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling

common

50

159

Long-tailed Glossy-Starling

common

50

160

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Along road near tendaba

3

161

Northern Black-Flycatcher

Senegambia garden/brufut

4

162

European Pied Flycatcher

North bank

1

163

Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat

bijilo

1

164

White-crowned Robin-Chat

common gardens

25

165

Bank Swallow

tendaba

6

166

Red-chested Swallow

common

10

167

Wire-tailed Swallow

saloum delta

8

168

Pied-winged Swallow

ferry georgetown

6

169

Mosque Swallow

georgetown/kiang west

20

170

Fanti Sawwing

abuko pool

6

171

Common Bulbul

very common

100

172

Little Greenbul

abuko

6

173

Yellow-throated Greenbul

bird safari camp

1

174

Swamp Greenbul

bird safari camp

1

175

Grey-headed Bristlebill

abuko

1

176

Singing Cisticola

bsc

1

177

Siffling Cisticola

bijilo

1

178

Zitting Cisticola

bijilo

1

179

Yellow-breasted Apalis

bsc

1

180

Oriole Warbler

senegambia garden

1

181

Green-backed Camaroptera

sindola

1

182

Olivaceous Warbler

bird safari camp

2

183

Senegal Eremomela

sindola

1

184

Northern Crombec

abuko

1

185

Willow Warbler

senegambia garden

10

186

Blackcap Babbler

common

25

187

Brown Babbler

abundant at coast

100

188

white-shouldered black tit

sindola

4

189

House Sparrow

common

40

190

Grey-headed Sparrow

common

50

191

Bush Petronia

bsc

4

192

Bar-breasted Firefinch

saloum delta

2

193

Red-billed Firefinch

very common

100

194

Red-cheeked Cordonbleu

very common

100

195

Lavender Waxbill

very common

100

196

Orange-cheeked Waxbill

bsc

2

197

Black-rumped Waxbill

bsc

20

198

African Silverbill

kaolack

4

199

Bronze Mannikin

Very common near coast

200

200

Pin-tailed Whydah

brufut/bsc in winter plumage

4

201

White Wagtail

kaolack

2

202

Yellow Wagtail

kaolack

2

203

Plain-backed Pipit

saloum delta

6

204

Tawny Pipit

kiang west np

4

205

White-billed Buffalo-Weaver

senegambia/tanji

10

206

Black-necked Weaver

abuko

15

207

Village Weaver

abundant

400

208

Northern Red Bishop

bsc in winter plumage

6

209

Collared Sunbird

common near coast

10

210

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

bsc/senegambia

2

211

Variable Sunbird

Senegambia garden

2

212

Copper Sunbird

bijilo

1

213

Splendid Sunbird

Senegambia garden/brufut

2

214

Beautiful Sunbird

common at coast

25

215

Yellow-fronted Canary

sindola/brufut

50

 

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