Birding in Inhambane
Birding in the Inhambane region can be a very rewarding pastime for those staying at Flamingo Bay.
Flamingo Bay Water Lodge Mozambique is situated on a relatively unexplored stretch of coastline and coastal bush. The mudflats surrounding this timber lodge on stilts boast a great variety of migrant waders at low tide.
There are many isolated, quiet areas on the edge of the mangroves where Crab Plover and Lesser Sand Plover can be found. Rarities are known to show face from time to time and the Great Knot has been spotted. There have been reports of Green-backed Honeybird and Black-headed Apalis as well.
Custom tours can be arranged for guests staying at Flamingo Bay Water Lodge. Local expert guides can discuss requirements and tailor-make packages accordingly. A variety of habitats occur from the mangrove fringes to the tidal mudflats.
Mangrove swamps flank the water along the edge of the peninsula. Inland you will find a variety of shallow pans and wetlands, and sandy grassland occurs in patches throughout the indigenous coastal woodland areas. Although a lot of ground has been cleared for cultivation, there is still plenty of diversity and different habitat around.
Special species include the following: Pale Batis, Brown-headed Parrot, Coqui Francolin, Crowned Hornbill, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Sooty Falcon, Crab Plover, Greater Sand Plover and Lesser Sand Plover, Terek Sandpiper, Lesser Crested Tern, Magpie Mannikin, Collared Palm-Thrush, African Pygmy-Goose, Mangrove Kingfisher, Rufous-winged Cisticola, Gorgeous Bush-Shrike, Purple-banded Sunbird
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