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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

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Address: North of St. Louis, Saint-Louis, Senegal
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The Senegal River and surrounding wetlands host pelicans, pink flamingos as...

The Senegal River and surrounding wetlands host pelicans, pink flamingos as well asb many thousands migrating birds.

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Wings Galore

It was a short drive on bad roads not having signs. Driver kept asking direction, even tho a male. Finally arrived to disappointing numbers of birds. Wrong season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Conway, Arkansas
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Conway, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was a short drive on bad roads not having signs. Driver kept asking direction, even tho a male. Finally arrived to disappointing numbers of birds. Wrong season.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

It was sheer pleasure to spend a couple of hours on the water in the middle of dry Senegal. The highlight was Pelican Island -- breeding ground for thousands and thousands of pelicans - we could not see the land for the pelicans! With all the attendant sounds (and smells). Quite an experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

One of the most incredible wetland systems in the world and is definitely worth a visit from St Louis. Best accessed by hire car. If you like birds, one day in Djoudj isn't enough. It is best seen over two minimum. It is an incredible place for both birdwatching and photography and is an avian treasure of Senegal. I hope... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Thousands of Pelicans and many other species, a great place and one of the must do things when around.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

big amount of birds and various birds, You go there with a boat(not free of charge) and the sanctary also not free of charge.

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Kent UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Its miles from anywhere, right on the boarder of Mauritania, but if you like birds it's a must. Pelican island (or Smellycan Island) has to be seen to be believed, as does their synchronised fishing

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Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A great place to take pictures of big birds even if you just take the standard boat guided visit. Add a short walk around and you will be amazed!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

River and marshlands reminiscent of the Florida Everglades, but without the mangroves. Plenty of migratory birds from Europe and a few local birds, including the African eagle and a giant pelican breeding island. If you are lucky you may even see a couple of crocodiles (we did)

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Dakar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This large park has an incredible number of birds- we saw over 25,000 flamingoes in one lake alone! We also saw bustards, thousands of ducks, a barn owl, more warthogs than we could count, red monkeys, and a huge pelican colony. It'd a bird watcher's paradise. We really enjoyed the boat tour out to the pelican colony- we saw lots... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's a fantastic place to visit, a huge bird sunctuary. It is worth 1,5 hour drive from Saint Louis. We saw thousands of pelicans, some flamingos, a lot of other birds, a crocodile, a couple of wild boars - and red monkeys on the way.

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