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Map of cycle track

 On the opposite side of the road to Kotu Creek, a marsh is good for waders, African Jacana, and herons. The rice fields around these should be searched through as well, since Yellow-throated Longclaw and Cisticolas aren't always obvious at first, but they are present.

Rice fields

Jacana

Rice fields

African Jacana

Spurwinged Plover

Wattled Plover

Spur-winged Plover

Wattled Plover

Grey-headed Sparrow

Grey-headed Sparrow

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.

Little Bee-eater

Red-chested Swallow

Little Bee-eater

Red-chested Swallow

Piapiac

Pied Crow

Piapiac

Pied Crow

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