SAKUMONO LAGOON PROTECTED AREA

GHANA

Nugcity, Tema, Greater Accra (E)

Lat: 05°37′00″N 00°03′00″W, 1,340 ha, 71 m ()

Protected/registered status RAMSAR
Best Time for visit; anytime ()

 

Birding Site Guide

Sakumono Lagoon is on the E edge of the capital Accra and the lagoon is brackish and just over 5 km long stretching N from the coast. The protected area stretches about another 10 km north to the Accra-Tema motorway.

 

Species

Kittlitz’s Plover, Black Coucal, Collared Pratincole, Western Marsh Harrier, Wood Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Tern, Little Tern, Peregrine Falcon, Long Tailed Nightjar, Black Crowned Night Heron, Barn Owl, Brown Babbler, Yellow Billed Kite, Little Swift, Senegal Thick Knee, African Wattled Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Malachite Kingfisher, African Spoonbill, Black Heron, Purple Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Spur Winged Lapwing, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Yellow Wagtail, Common Ringed Plover, Ruff, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, White Faced Whistling Duck, Glossy Ibis, Zitting Cisticola, Yellow Billed Shrike,  Shikra, Purple Glossy Starling, Blue Spotted Wood Dove, Mosque Swallow, Barn Swallow, Ethiopian Swallow, African Palm Swift, Little Bee Eater and some more shore birds.

 

Trips can be booked through Kwame Brown: 

Name /  Kwame Brown
Email  /  
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Company / Adventure Birding Tours Ghana
Website  /
 www.adventurebirdingtours.com
Number   / 233-554626748
Whatsapp / 233-271392937
Country  / Ghana
Province  / Tema  Accra
Interests  / Birdwatching, Twitching,  Photography, Adventure, Culture, Bespoke, Walking, Long walk, Tourist sites, Museum, Monument, Arboretum, Architecture appreciation and Sports.
Hotspots  / Parks, Forests, Reserves, Preserves, Conservations, Sanctuaries,  Mountains and Wetlands.
Sites     / Shai-hills, Sakumono Lagoon, Muni Lagoon, Winniba Plains, Kakum National Park and surroundings, Nsuta Forest, Ankasa Forest, Picathartes site, Bobiri Butterfly Sanctury, Opuro Forest, Mole National Park, Tongo Hills, Tono Dam, Egyptian Plover site, Atewa Forest, Kalakpa Forest.

 

Author: Kwame Brown

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