Idea #649 – Watching the nesting of Pelicans in Djoudj in Senegal
Created in 1971 and located about sixty kilometers north of Saint-Louis, in the delta of Senegal in the Sahel, the Djoudj Park is a succession of wetlands with fresh or brackish water, sahelian savannah with many canals, lakes, pools and swamps… An area of 16,000 hectares, 395 bird species, or nearly three million birds, are listed, making it the third bird sanctuary in the world.
During a trip in a dugout you can admire thousands of gray pelicans and hundreds of thousands of waders, ducks from Europe, teal, whistling ducks, flamingos and spoonbills, crowned cranes, osprey, vultures oricou, Arabian bustards, egrets, geese from Gambia, gray herons, cormorants, kingfishers, jacanas, marabouts and black storks … Besides all these incredible birds you will also discover red monkeys, warthogs, monitor lizards and pythons. as crocodiles. The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (PNOD) is classified since 1981 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Where is it ?
Nature Reserve of Djoudj, Sénégal