Kotu creek is a popular and convenient place in the tourist area and a good starting place for first time birders to Gambia. A bridge at the creek overlooks tidal pools with overhanging trees. With little effort this is a gentle introduction to some of the more common species like Giant, Pied and Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Western Reef heron, Black-winged Stilt, Senegal Thick-knee, Yellow-billed Kite, Hooded Vulture, Yellow-crowned Gonolek, Broad-billed Roller, Village Weaver, Whimbrel, Great White Egret, Little Bee-eater and many more. Some of the damp cultivated fields and pools near-by have Squacco Heron, African Spoonbill, White-faced Whistling Duck, Painted Snipe and migrant waders, whilst Broad-billed Roller, Western Grey Plantain-eater, Red-billed Hornbill, Palm-nut Vulture, Palm Swift, Purple Glossy Starling, Red-cheeked Cordon-blue and Northern Crombec are all fairly common.

If you are staying locally this is a comfortable walk after breakfast.

When – All year.