The coastline has two important wetlands of international significance, which are protected by national parks. The northern part of the country is a broad belt of Sahel with several sub-desert species, while the southern part is a shrubby savannah with acacia trees and secondary forests. We visit the world’s third largest bird reserve, the Djoudj Park, a wetland where palaearctic migrants winter in their thousands. The number of bird species in this little-known country is also impressive; Arabian and Savoy bustards, goliath heron, saddle-billed stork, African swallow-tailed kite, lesser grey woodpecker and grey warbler were all regularly seen on our recent tour.
@Senegal bird paradise