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Winneba Plains

Africa, Ghana


This small area of savanna lies west of Winneba, between Accra and Cape Coast.


Notable Species

Black-bellied Bustard and Red-winged Warbler are two local specialities.


Birds you can see here include:

Hooded Vulture, Black-winged Kite, Yellow-billed Kite, Western Marsh Harrier, Double-spurred Francolin, Black-bellied Bustard, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Laughing Dove, Green Turaco, Levaillant's Cuckoo, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Black Coucal, White-throated Bee-eater, African Grey Hornbill, Flappet Lark, Mosque Swallow, Ethiopian Swallow, Plain-backed Pipit, Simple Greenbul, Common Bulbul, Croaking Cisticola, Red-winged Warbler, Copper Sunbird, Yellow-crowned Gonolek, Pied Crow, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Bar-breasted Firefinch, Orange-cheeked Waxbill, Black-rumped Waxbill, Bronze Mannikin

Site Information

History and Use

Most parts of the plain are used for agriculture and are not protected. To the south lies the Muni-Pomadze Protected Area.

Areas of Interest

About 1 km after leaving the main road the good habitat starts. Check out the grasslands for Bustards and listen for Red-winged Warbler in the bushes.

Access and Facilities

Approximately 4 kms west of the big Winneba roundabout turn left (coming from Winneba) on a small side road. You will need a car to explore the area.
Accomodation can be found in Winneba or in Accra or Cape Coast.

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