19th Jan 2024
Update from Limosa Senegal tour
Limosa's new birding tour to Senegal led by Frank Lambert and expert local guide Abdou began earlier this week and Frank reports that the holiday is "going very well" and that despite the remoteness of their location, their hotel at Podor is "absolutely fine".
The tour began in the Sahel region of northern Sengal and Frank told us that on "our first day we saw four of the Sahel specials - Sudan Golden Sparrow, which is common in the north, one very confiding Sennar Penduline Tit and a pair of Little Grey Woodpeckers. After dark we saw several Golden Nightjars.....
Also excellent views of vultures: Lappet-faced (3), Ruppell's, Eurasian Griffon, Hooded, White-backed.
Rufous Bushchat, Temminck's Courser, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Western Orphean and Western Bonelli's Warblers, spectacular Long-tailed Glossy and Chestnut-bellied Starlings, Abyssinian Roller etc"
And all of this was within 48 hours of the start of the tour !!!
The photos below give a sense of the great views that our group has been having of some of Senegal's special birds and we will post good quality photos once Frank and the clients are back in the UK.
We will be running this holiday again in 2025 so please click here for further details.
Savile's Bustard is only found in a relatively narrow band south of the Sahara from Senegal eastwards to Somalia but has been seen very well by the group © Frank Lambert
Senegal is about the most northerly place where Temminck's Coursers can be found © Frank Lambert
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse can be found from Senegal to India © Frank Lambert
Standard-winged Nightjar - the group had some stunning views of this species and have also seen the iconic Golden Nightjar © Frank Lambert