As a natural and historical region located at the south-west of Senegal and partially isolated of the rest of the country, Casamance is flanked with Gambia to the north and Guinea-Bissau to the south. Its name comes from Casamance River which flows through from east to west.
This website is maintained by the non-profit French association APALIS (association for the study and conservation of birds of Casamance in Senegal). APALIS was created on May 9th, 2016. Its founding members, as amateur or professional ornithologists, are either residents in Casamance or regular visitors of this region.
Its registered office is located in Réserve Naturelle des marais de Séné, route de Brouel, 56860 SÉNÉ, France
GÉPOC was created on April 30th, 2015, by decision of the governor of the Ziguinchor region. During its constitutional meeting, the founding members elected Jérôme SEGA (President of Rural Council of Enampor) as President, Victor TENDENG (headmaster in Tionk Essyl) as Secretary General, and Simon TENDENG (doctor in Ziguinchor) as Treasurer.MORE
For each species the following information appears : m: number of UTM squares with data. By clicking on the name of the species the squares UTM with data are displayed.
For each UTM square the following information appears : d: number of data / e: total number of species / np: number of species with probable breeding / nc: number of species with confirmed breeding / h: number of wintering species. While hovering over a square the list of species is displayed.
Link to the PDF file of ornithological atlas of Casamance.
A stay in the area may be rewarding for listing birds whatever the month since species are breeding all year round. Nevertheless the period from April to November is the most favourable, with the wet season stretching out from June till October.
The strength of an association and the quality of its works depend on the number and the dynamism of its members. You are more than welcome to join us. Your financial contribution will be very useful for acquiring a minimal reserve of educational material.
An electronic newsletter stating the facts and works of the association, the ornithological current events and the progress of the atlas is sent every year to every member.