Both the Tanji reserve and the Tanji shore are Government protected conservation areas and provide excellent opportunities for spotting numerous bird species. Like a microcosm of The Gambia, it provides a strong cross-section of habitat types in a relatively small area.
Given this extensive range of habitats (coastal woodland, open grassland and shore) it's not that surprising that a vast number of birds have been spotted on this reserve - to name but a few: Vieillot's Barbet, African Golden Oriole, Northern Crombec, Variable Sunbird, Double-spurred Francolin, Northern Black Flycatcher, Grey and Red-billed Hornbills.. Plus at the shore: Caspian, Royal and Common Terns (LOTS of them), Kelp Gull, Sanderling, Whimbrel, Grey Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, even a rare Audouin's Gull.
You can arrange a trip to this area with most guides, who can be found most anywhere - but always ensure you find a Government-ratified guide. This trip could be combined with a visit to Tanji village and Brufut Woods.
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