The Gambia ~ A Birdwatcher's Paradise   With MODOU BARRY

Welcome! I am a professional Gambian Ornithologist with over 20 years experience.

The Gambia is a friendly and accessible West African country, absolutely teeming with rare and exotic birds, drawn to the fertile areas along the Gambia River and on the coast.

Let me take you on fascinating bird watching trips, throughout the length and breadth of my country, at very reasonable cost. I am a member of the RSPB and WABSA and I am listed in the Bradt Guide to The Gambia. I'm based in the foyer of the Kombo Beach Hotel.

We can visit coastal areas such as: Koto Stream, Cape Creek and Crocodile Pool, Bund road, the Lamin rice fields, Yundum, Tanji Nature Reserve and the Faraba Banta Bush Track Bird Reserve, Brufut forest, Marakissa rice fields, Pirang Fish Ponds, Abuko Nature Reserve.

If you have a few days to spare there are more exotic species further up country: Tendaba Camp, Jangjangbureh (Georgetown) or Basse Santa Su. This would involve 1-3 nights: 2-4 days. The cost would include accommodation, creek trip at Tendaba, guiding and transport. See photos and comments from some of my clients over the years.

I am now taking bookings for the Nov 2020 - Apr 2021 season.

African Wood Owl Violet Turaco Lizard Buzzard Senegal Parrot Giant Kingfisher

" We thoroughly enjoyed our birding trips again this year (Dec 2019) and had some fantastic views of some lovely birds. We're always impressed as to how Modou seeks the birds out and calls them in. He's such a patient and humble guide, in our opinion one of the best.  Looking forward to our next visit.  Thank you Modou. "                            (photos above are by Rob and Jean)

Rob and Jean Clark - UK                              more testimonials and pictures

" Under the guidance of local guide Modou Barry, our birding trip to The Gambia was off to a great start, he has such a wealth of knowledge and understanding of bird behaviour, it added so much more to our trip than we anticipated. A delightful experience, his extensive experience and knowledge in the field always shone through. He is a valuable resource for anyone who is considering a birding trip to The Gambia, from organising transport, entrance fees to Nature Reserves and food. Last of all, also trying to make sure of finding that most special bird that you wanted to see while in The Gambia. "

William Edmond and George Murray Gladstone - Scotland                  more testimonials and pictures

Modou Barry

30A Grant Street
Banjul, The Gambia,
West Africa

tel: 00220 703 1278        email:

Please send me a text, WhatsApp or email, saying when you will be visiting The Gambia,
and I will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. I offer a reliable
and professional service. Birding is my Business!

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