First ever Caspian plover in the Gambia


This 2013 video is about a Caspian plover in Israel.

Now, another first time a bird species was seen in the Gambia.

Crocodile pool in the Gambia


This 5 January 2020 video is about a visit by Kenyan Dr Mumbi to a crocodile pool in the Gambia.

I was at that pool in 2012, and saw not only crocodiles, but also kingfishers.

Hungry vultures in Gambia, video


This 2018 video says about itself:

In this report we see that the body of a herbivore is used by griffon vultures, hooded vultures, white-backed vultures, Rüppell’s vultures, lappet-faced vultures and white-headed vultures, to relieve their hunger in the Occipitalis Station (Gambia).

I saw a big group of vultures of various species eating a dead herbivorous mammal in the Gambia as well. In my case, it was a donkey. In the video, it is a goat.

Hooded vultures in Gambia


This video, recorded in Gambia, says about itself:

31 August 2017

Hooded Vulture is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN red list. It is the only member of the genus Necrosyrtes and is native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is a scruffy-looking, small vulture with dark brown plumage, a long thin bill, bare crown, face and fore-neck, and a downy nape and hind-neck. It typically scavenges on carcasses. Although this is a common species, numbers of these birds are decreasing rapidly.

The video shows a cattle egret as well.

I was privileged to see both species while in Gambia.