Bijilo Forest Park

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Bijilo Forest Park

Bijilo Forest Park & Nature Trail (Monkey Park) lies in the coastal zone, next to the beach, about 11 km west of Banjul captial, in the Kombo Saint Mary District, of The Gambia West Africa. The species rich, fenced woodland was gazetted in 1952 and covers an area of 51.3 hectares (about half a square km), and is on the Atlantic Ocean beach at the Southern end of the Senegambia area of Koloij and very near the Senegambia Hotel. 

Rich in birdlife

Bijilo Forest is rich in birdlife and offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching in The Gambia. Over 133 bird species have been recorded here with various hornbills, pheasants, cuckoos, sunbirds, starlings, weavers, waxbills, eagles and hawks.

Special birds

You will find here a lot of Gambian birds: Black-necked Weaver, Red-billed Hornbill, Greater Honeyguide, Green-backed Eremomela, Grey-backed Gamaroptera, Bearded Barbet, Oriole Warbler, Lizard Buzzard, Variable Sunbird, Western Grey Plantain Eater, Blue Breasted and Woodland Kingfisher, Yellow Crowned Gonolek, Paradise Flycatcher, Senegal Coucal, African Grey Hornbill, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Red-necked Falcon, Black-billed Wood-dove, Reinward’s Babbler, Hooded Vulture, Snowy-crowned Robin-chat, Violet Turaco, Fanti Saw-wing, Laughing Dove. Little Bee-eater, Ahanta Francolin, White-troated Bee-eater, Stone Partridge, Palm-nut Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Long-tailed Nightjar and many others.

The Best Experience Ever

Babucarr Sanyang is a well trained professional birdguide and freelance official guide. Trained by the the government of The Gambia
and licensed by The Gambia Tourism Authority.
Babucarr has 17 years of working experience guiding tourists to
The Smiling Coast of West Afrika.
Babucarr SanYang
Professional Birdguide

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