About Birds of The Gambia and Senegal [Please read rules]
Founded by the Senegal Birders Club, Birds of The Gambia and Senegal (BirdsGS) has three aims:
1. To promote responsible birding in The Gambia and Senegal.
2. To share information for birders visiting The Gambia, Senegal, or West Africa.
3. To share with everyone on Flickr the beauty and diversity of Senegambian birdlife.
As noted in the rules for members when joining, all photos must be tagged with the Latin (scientific) name and the English common name. Failure to do so may result in the photo removed from the pool.
We ask that in tagging your birds, please follow Clements 5th for The Gambia and Senegal. Or any standard (and recent) guide such as A Field Guide to the Birds of The Gambia and Senegal, Barlow et al. ~*~*
Again, your photo does NOT have to be taken in The Gambia or Senegal. In fact, neither nation has any endemic birds. Many of the birds we're seeking are palearctic migrants and/or also common to East and West Africa.
We'd love to know more about their distribution -- and your photos help! If your bird's on our group checklist, please consider adding it to the group pool.
Details here on how-to invite a bird to our group pool. When inviting a photo, please use the list unless you have expert knowledge and are certain the bird is found in The Gambia and/or Senegal.
For people wishing to post pictures of birds not found in The Gambia and Senegal, and so not on our 660+ species checklist , we recommend that you consider any of the following groups:
* Bird Fanatics! (No Limits)
* Feathered Friends
* Birds, Birds, Birds
* "Bird Brained" (5 Photos per person per day limit!)
* Birds of the world
* Birds in Flight
* Birds on the World Map (Read The Rules please)
* Field Guide: Birds of the World [PLEASE READ RULES!]
And many more!
Thank you for visiting.
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Our group follows Clements 5th but incorporates some updates according to the African Birding Club. Our policy however is full compatibility with Field Guide: Birds of the World.
In the case of relevant species such as the African Silverbill (now Lonchura cantans), Yellow-billed Kite (now Milvus parasitus), or White-breasted Cormorant (now Phalacrocorax lucidus), for example, the groups admins here will add the additional tags based on updates recommended by the African Birding Club.
We will also upgrade to Clements 6th when it comes out -- but retain compatibility with Field Guide: Birds of the World.
This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
Members can post 75 things to the pool each week.
- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
- Accepted safety levels: