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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

White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata, Northern Pintail Anas acuta, Great Egret Ardea alba, Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia, Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax, Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus, African Spoonbill Platalea alba, Eurasian Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus, Shikra Accipiter badius, Black Kite Milvus migrans, Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus, Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus, Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis, Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus, Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus, Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula, Ruff Calidris pugnax, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos, Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia, Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola, Common Redshank Tringa totanus, Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, Little Tern Sternula albifrons, Common Tern Sterna hirundo, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove Turtur afer, Black Coucal Centropus grillii, Barn Owl Tyto alba, Long-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus climacurus, Little Swift Apus affinis, African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus, Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus, Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus, Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus, Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica, Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis, Brown Babbler Turdoides plebejus, Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 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

www.birdingsiteguide.com