Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Sights & Sites
Songor Lagoon – Dangbe East;; UNESCO Biosphere Preserve; 29K hectares; intensive research is focused on sea turtles that nest in area; manatees also inhabit waters; lagoon additionally acts as important waypoint for European migratory birds that winter in Ghana; site known to exceed bird population of 100K in European winter, with migratory terns, sandpipers, stilts, plovers, and other waterfowl adding to local population; 2 bird watching platforms, one in Pute and one in Lolanya (varieties such as sandwich, black, royal, roseate, and little terns, black-winged stilts, ringed plovers, curlew sandpipers, spotted redshanks, and greenshanks); best months to see turtles are August-March (walks conducted at night, between 23:00 and 2:00, when sea turtles likely to nest on beach); also noteworthy is Crocodile Island, where little egrets, western reef herons, and cormorants are known to breed; island also acclaimed for its basket-weaving industry.

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