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Search for shoebills in the Bangweulu Wetlands

With its prehistoric looks and ugly mug, the shoebill is high up on most birders’ lists – but you’ll have to work to find it. Shoebill Camp in the Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia is the place to start, and April to June, when the waters are receding, the best time to look. But be prepared for long days that may involve wading through mud!

 Shoebill, Sudan by mikeledray, Shutterstock© mikeledray, Shutterstock

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