Farasuta Forest

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Farasuta Forest

Farasuto Forest is a relict patch of what might be described as ‘wet evergreen forest’ though the place is only really wet during the rains – broadly June to October. It is situated in Kuloro, Western District, The Gambia. A true forest  has magnificent tall trees with buttress roots, darkness, heat, humidity, dense greenery and the inability to see more than a few metres down the track and often much less into the vegetation at your side.  That is during the wet season. Shikra

Forest obligate birds

A great deal is known about The Gambia’s birds but rather less is known about the country’s forest obligate birds. Organisms which are so adapted to live within the forest that they cannot, or at least do not, occur outside i, are obliged to remain within. The forest obligate bird species know to occur in Farasuto Forest are as follow:  Black Kite ?

Farasuto Forest birds

You will find here a lot of Gambian birds: Great White Pelican, Hamerkop, Darter, Goliath Heron, Martial Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Shikra, Double-spurred Francolin, Senegal Thick-Knee, Avocet,  Black Tern,  Great Spotted Cuckoo, White-faced Scops Owl, Long-tailed Nightjar, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Green Wood Hoopoe, Fine-spotted Woodpecker, Fork-tailed Drongo, Whistling Cisticola, African Paradise Flycatcher and many, many more.

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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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