Working for birds in Africa

Introduction

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Pink_backed_Pelican_Senegal

Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens, Saly, Senegal

Image Credit: 
Sue Walsh

With good travel connections, a tourist infrastructure and a list of over 600 bird species, one might expect that more birders would visit Senegal. There have been fairly thorough surveys of most of the coastal areas, the Niokolo-Koba National Park and the large Ferlo reserves. However, some other parts of the country remain relatively unknown in ornithological terms, and there are good opportunities for the independently minded birder to explore this interesting country.

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of Senegal and its birds for birders interested in the country and potentially planning a visit. The information has been put together from a number of sources and it is intended to add new information as it becomes available. As such, readers are welcome to submit contributions by e-mail to info@africanbirdclub.org. You should note that the names of birds used in this document are those of the African Bird Club Checklist.

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