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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

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What comes as a surprise, two of them have already positioned themselves as known birding destinations attracting a substantial number of birders: Trinidad and Tobago with the world-famous Asa Wright Nature Centre (cover photo), and The Gambia with experienced local guides, plus cheap packages for African beginners from Western Europe.

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Birding Senegal: Costco ads and Scissor-tailed Kites

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So, when searching records, we noticed a lack of eBird reports in Senegal and The Gambia. To reach Kaolack, you will likely either fly into Dakar or Banjul, Gambia. There are some places we want to see in our lives, birds we want to get, but we are also driven to visit places where we know few people who have gone.

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Finding Birds in Northern Greece by Dave Gosney

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with some additions, namely South Texas, The Gambia, and Goa (India). Dave Gosney’s Finding Birds Series covers mostly the Western Palearctic and describes birding in various regions of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, etc.,

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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And the results are indicative, representative and nothing short of surprising: Brunei, The Gambia, Belize, Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea and Panama top the list.

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Rwanda Dreaming

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And the results are indicative, representative and nothing short of surprising: Brunei, The Gambia, Belize, Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Haiti top the list. And now you finally know where to travel next.

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Everyone loves owls: African edition

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The species is a common one, found from the Gambia to Somalia and from the Sudan to South Africa. And I spotted them, not the guide, a near-first. This was only the second time I had ever seen this species in all my time on the continent. But they are hard to see, as you can see from my photographs. Owl number one is sleeping.

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Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

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After some initial confusion on my part, and knowing with certainty that said company did not offer tours to Ghana, it suddenly struck me… my clients had wanted to go to The Gambia all along, but had got the country name confused with Ghana!

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