The cycle track follows
the northern wall of the Badala Hotel, and continues for a few hundred metres
to the rear of the Palma Rima Hotel. The small area of acacias and bushes parallel
to the Badala are good for Grey-headed Sparrows, small finches and Little Bee-eaters,
with Yellow-throated Longclaws possible. The rice fields next to this are open
and reliable for Blue-bellied Rollers and Harrier Hawk. There is also a pool
worth checking near the centre of the fields. Further along, various tracks
cross a thick area of gingerbread plum. This is worth spending some time at,
since the birds are not always immediately obvious, but include Yellow-fronted
Tinkerbird, Bearded Barbet, Orange-cheeked Waxbill, and Yellow-crowned Gonolek.
This is also one of the regular sites for Standard-wing & Long-tailed Nightjar.
The best place to stand is near the centre of the diagonal track that starts
at the Palma Rima. The birds start to fly up over the whole area just before
dusk (our first was at 19:26), and the track itself is also worth checking since
they regularly land out in the open.