Temminck's Courser / Courvite de Temminck

Temminck’s Courser / Courvite de Temminck, Lac Rose

This page contains a number of useful resources about birds and birdwatching in Dakar and Senegal. Additional links may be found in an older compilation provided by the original team behind Senegal Wildlife, accessible here.

It’s work in progress and ultimately we’d like to make this page available in both English and French – for now, it’s still a bit of a mélange of both…

General websites

Blogs & Websites about birds & nature in Dakar and Senegal…

  • Senegal Seawatching: the best available overview of seabird migration off the Cap-Vert Peninsula.
  • Seabird migration: Oceanwanderers website page on “Where to watch Pelagic Birds  – Senegal and the Cape Verde Islands”. As for the previous site, this resource is unfortunately no longer maintained, so it’s quite outdated.
  • La reserve de la Somone: lagune et mangrove sur la Petite Cote, un peu au sud de Dakar
  • Atlas des oiseaux de Casamance: an ongoing atlas project for Senegal’s southern Casamance region.
  • Reserve de Boundou: site riche d’infos sur cette réserve communautaire du Sud-Est du Sénégal
  • Ecoparc de Diembering: réserve forestière sur la côte de la Basse-Casamance
  • usefuls information, including fauna & flora, on the Kédougou region in general and Dindefelo specifically, by the Jane Goodall Institute (Spain)
  • Ornithondar: highly recommend and very active blog from Saint-Louis and surrounding areas (Trois-Marigots, Djoudj, Ndiael, Langue de Barbarie, etc.) covering much more than just birds! – en Français.
  • Page facebook de NCD, la seule association environnementale d’étude et de protection des oiseaux au Sénégal

…and further afield:

Books & Papers



Colour-ring recoveries

  • cr-birding: portal to most active colour-ring projects in Europe and beyond
  • anillamiento: the Spanish bird ring database, to report and consult recoveries.



Autres: reptiles, rongeurs


Python, Parc de Hann (Dakar)