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Mabamaba Swamp

It is also a habitat to rare plant species like Scadoxus species

Recently, Mabamba has been surveyed in recent years and now boosts of over 260 species with one day’s record of 157 species (Bird Life International). Mabamba bay is the only place and site (so far rated as the best in Africa and/or the whole world) where the elusive. Shoebill can be spotted at any one time of the day. Recently, Mabamba has become one of the strong holds for the migrant

Blue Swallow

with over 100 individuals recorded every year. Mabamba has been surveyed in recent years and now boosts of over 260 species with one day’s record of 157 species.

There are other four globally threatened species and other species of regional significance, i.e. the

Pallid Harrier, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler

Blue Swallow

The Shoebill feeds primarily on lungfish (Protopterus aethipicus), which is also cherished by the local community. Shoebills are regularly recorded in pairs or in threes in the marsh at Nakowogo, about 2 km north east of Mabamba Bay.

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