A Field Guide to Birds of The Gambia and Senegal

Clive Barlow and Tim Wacher; Illustrated by Tony Disley

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February 27, 2006
408 pages, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4
48 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300115741
Paper

Also Available in:
Cloth

Published in association with Christopher Helm/A & C Black

This comprehensive book is the first field guide to the birds of The Gambia and Senegal, an area of West Africa popular with birders for its many tropical African birds. The guide provides full accounts of over 660 bird species and depicts nearly all of these in 48 beautiful color plates. 
“A first-rate book that is a fine contribution to bird literature. For the birder who has everything, this makes a great gift.”—Roy John, Canadian Field-Naturalist
"A beautiful, succinct and very useful guide to the region's bird life."—Clay E. Corbin, Quarterly Review of Biology

Clive Barlow has lived in The Gambia since 1985, where he runs birdwatching safaris. Tim Wacher was resident in The Gambia for five years working as a mammalian ecologist. Tony Disley is a bird artist based in Lancashire.

"This book is a straightforward field guide to the birds, with color plates, plate legions, and accompanying short species accounts. The illustrations are excellent."—South Dakota Bird Notes

"Cataloguing the Senegambian avifauna poses quite a challenge, given the abundance and diversity of species in numerous habitats. The authors rise to the occasion by presenting to both birding advocates and biologists a beautiful, succinct and very useful guide to the region's bird life."—Clay E. Corbin, Quarterly Review of Biology

"A first rate book that is a fine contribution to bird literature. For the birder who has everything, this makes a great gift."—Roy John, Canadian Field-Naturalist

Voted the "Best Bird Book for 1997" by the journal British Birds