19th Feb 2024

Senegal trip report available

The trip report and systematic list from the Limosa tour to Senegal have now been published. The holiday was a spectacular success with an impressive range of speciality birds being seen including Quail-plover, African Finfoot and Egyptian Plover.

Limosa's recent tour to Senegal led by Frank Lambert and local expert guide Abdou Lo was a spectacular success with an impressive list of specialities being seen. The trip report is now available and can be downloaded by clicking here and the systematic list is here.

To quote the introduction to Frank's comprehensive trip report:

"Of the key birds we were targeting on the tour, we saw and had excellent photographic opportunities of almost all, including African Finfoot, White-crested Tiger Heron, Lappet-faced Vulture, Beaudouin’s Snake Eagle, Savile’s Bustard, Quail-plover, Egyptian Plover, White-crowned Plover, West African Tern, Golden Nightjar, Adamawa Turtle Dove, Little Grey Woodpecker, West African Swallow, Atlas (Seebohm’s) Wheatear, Cricket Warbler, the Saharan and Sahel forms of Great Grey Shrike, Sudan Golden Sparrow, ‘Black-faced’ Quailfinch and Sahel Paradise Wydah in its spectacular full breeding plumage.

In addition, we witnessed thousands of Scissor-tailed Kites coming to a roost in the Saloum Delta, visited a colony of Red-throated Bee-eaters at Wassadou, and got close to a truly spectacular Great White Pelican colony in Djoudj National Park."

The tour will be running again in 2025 and is already very close to becoming a confirmed departure. To view further information please click here.

Quail-plover Senegal FRL cropped-SharpenAI-Focus (1)

Quail-plover was one of our major targets and was found within a matter of moments of arriving at the site © Frank Lambert, January 2024

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The group enjoyed some great views of Scissor-tailed Kites when visiting a roost for this species © Frank Lambert, January 2024

Sudan Golden Sparrow male Senegal FRL cropped-SharpenAI-Standard

Sudan Golden Sparrow was another speciality which was regularly seen on the tour © Frank Lambert, January 2024