LAKE NYAMUSINGIRI-JACANA LODGE
Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl
Best Time for visit (September-October 2004)
Birding Site Guide
The accommodation at Jacana Lodge is very comfortable and set in pleasant surrounding with good birding. Here it can be relatively easy to see African Finfoot, from the bar veranda over-looking the lake, on a morning and especially on an evening. Vigilance though is still needed as it often comes out only when nearly dark and frequently stays close to the banks over-hanging vegetation, before quickly merging away again into it. The forests around here can be birded from the road, and it should be possible to located Black Bee-eater. Species seen were Black Kite, African Harrier-Hawk, African Marsh Harrier, African Finfoot, Great Blue Turaco, Klaas's Cuckoo, Black Bee-eater, Speckled Tinkerbird, Grey- and Toro Olive Greenbuls, Red-capped-, and White-browed and Snowy-headed Robin-Chats, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Collared-, Little Green- and Eastern Olive Sunbirds, Compact Weaver and Common Waxbill.
It is worth taking the trail (with guide) to see the Egyptian Fruit Bat cave, where thousands roost.