Winneba, Effutu Municipal District, Greater Accra (N)

Lat: 5°20'00"N 00°38'00"W, 8,670 ha, 130 m ()

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


Birding Site Guide

Muni Lagoon is about 45 km W of Accra at Winneba. The Winneba Plains are to the N. The lagoon is a saline coastal lagoon with marsh and sand dunes, and some mangroves. It has an educational centre.



Eurasian Oystercatcher, American Golden Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Whimbrel, Black Tailed Godwit, Bar Tailed Godwit, Broad Billed Roller, Western Reef Egret, Little Egret, Royal Tern, Gull Billed Tern, Sandwich Tern, Little Stint, White Fronted Plover, Purple Heron, White Throated Bee Eater, Pied Kingfisher, Black Shouldered Kite, Copper Sunbird, Village Weaver and others.


Winneba Plains

Lizard Buzzard, Common Fiscal, Woodchat Shrike, Black Billed Wood Dove, Pale Flycatcher, Black Rumped Waxbill, Orange Cheeked Waxbill, Plain Backed Pipit, Vieillot’s Black Weaver, Red Faced Cisticola, Singing Cisticola, Tawny Flanked Prinia, Pied Crow, Mottled Spintail, Yellow Mantled Widowbird, Simple Leaflove and few others.


Trips can be booked through Kwame Brown: 

Name /  Kwame Brown
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Company / Adventure Birding Tours Ghana
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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 Sanctuary, Opuro Forest, Mole National Park, Tongo Hills, Tono Dam, Egyptian Plover site, Atewa Forest, Kalakpa Forest.


Author: Kwame Brown