A rich variety of fascinating bird species, exotic landscapes, interesting culture and a wonderful climate make the small West African country of The Gambia a popular winter-sun birding destination.
After seven weeks of travelling and filming in the country, naturalist Malcolm Rymer documents the bird-life and the diverse species-rich habitats in a trilogy of birding travelogues.
This, the first film -'Sorties around the Smiling Coast' serves as an introduction to The Gambia's bird-life, examining the varied habitats and wildlife found around the main coastal tourist centre.
The companion films – “Forays Further Afield” and Upriver Odyssey” continue the adventures deeper into the country.
Running Time: 85 minutes