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
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
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.