Birding trip report Gabon (Gamba area) 14-29 Sep. 2009
|John van der
1. text and photos - 2. GPS waypoints, maps (this page) - 3. Species list
Overview of waypoints around Gamba, for details see maps below.
For GPS waypoints see bottom of page.
Note: location of roads is very sketchy on all maps.
For scale, only use the above map.
GPS waypoints NW of Gamba
440: just NW of Engen petrol station
441: at 11.8 km from Engen station along main road to Sette Cama, go right
442: territorial Forbes' Plover
443: end of this road, new plantation?
444: start of sandy side road North, not visited
447: start of Totou lake road, into tall forest
448: shallow lagoon between sea and Matsiegui lake
449: left car here for walk to 448
450: start of track to 449/448
451: start of laterite side road South from main road to Sette Cama
452: start of another road into forest North
461: half open savannah near end(?) of road that starts at 452
GPS waypoints SE of Gamba
425: Yenzi compound (home)
426: entrance of Yenzi compound
427: airport entrance
428: start of 'mangrove road' opposite airport, to beach
429: start of road to Vera plains, Tondou, Bibonga, Bouda etc.
430: left fork for road into degraded woodland E of Yenzi lake
431: side road left, nice woodland
Note: between 430 to 432 a chain may be present (none during our visit); ask key at village right
432: important fork: left to comm.tower & Tondou, right to Bibonga & Bouda
437: P along asphalt road to Colas etc., good habitat & start of long track North
438: on 4th or so plain between forest blocks (as seen from 437)
439: along asphalt road to Colas etc., Cassin's and Black Spinetail
462: good spot along asphalt road to Colas
445: leave Bouda road here for Bibonga forest
433: entrance of Bibonga forest (track)
436: interesting forest gap along Bouda road
434: 'secret valley' at border of Bouda forest, good viewpoint for raptors
435: leave road to Bouda here for 434
446: entrance to 'Mark's forest' (Sabine Spinetail here)
GPS waypoints for Tondou forest on Vera plains East of Gamba/Yenzi
453: fork: left to comm.tower, right to small settlements; keep right
454: keep right
455: keep left
456: collapsed end of old road to Tondou, just before ridge, park here
457: on old Tondou road, not yet in the forest itself
458: start of Tondou forest (old road)
459: N end of Tondou forest
460: good track coming from forest West; this is alternative route to Tondou forest, via:
463: keep right (comm.tower is left)
469: keep right
468: keep right
467: entrance to plantation forest, park here and walk easy track to 460 and continue on track
466: keep right
465: take indistinct track right
464: back on old laterite road to Vera
|Waypoints in WGS84
W 425 S02°46'21,51" E010°02'16,71"