Senegal Sojourn Pt 2 – Ducks, boats and poachers

For me, one sound will always be synonymous with my recent fieldwork in Senegal. Not the raspy calls of reed warblers but the  sound of hundreds of White-faced Whistling Ducks as they arrived each morning at the lagoon near to where we were staying, and departed each night. The White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata (WFWD) is a…

Senegal Sojourn – part 1

I’ve not long returned from a two week research trip to Senegal – I know but someone had to do it. Although it was a lot of fun, I was there to help my good friend and research buddy James Vafidis with field work for his PhD. We were part of a team of seven…