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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.



Purple Heron Ardea purpurea, Little Egret Egretta garzetta, Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis, Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus, Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus, American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica, White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus, Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened, Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Near-threatened, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres, Sanderling Calidris alba, Little Stint Calidris minuta, Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica, Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus, Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis, Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis, White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis, Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus, Copper Sunbird Cinnyris cupreus, Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus.


Winneba Plains

Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus, Black-billed Wood-Dove Turtur abyssinicus, Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri, Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator, Pied Crow Corvus albus, Leaf-love Phyllastrephus scandens, Red-faced Cisticola Cisticola erythrops, Singing Cisticola Cisticola cantans, Tawny-flanked Prinia Prinia subflava, Pale Flycatcher Agricola pallidus, Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys, Vieillot's Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus, Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macroura, Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda, Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes.

Trips can be booked through Kwame Brown: 

Name /  Kwame Brown
Email  /  
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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