Farasutu is a tiny isolated forest in Kuloro 10 miles south of Abuko and is now described as the “Farasutu Forest Community Nature Reserve”. Unfortunately much of it was felled for, among other reasons, the cultivation of crops and is a fraction of what it was less than 60 years ago.

Red-billed Firefinch
Red-billed Firefinch

A management plan has been created to secure its future and its wildlife as well as the people who use the outlying area for their crops. It is best described as primary coastal forest and holds a wealth of birdlife including Green Crombec, Oriole Warbler, Black-crowned and White-backed Night Heron, plus migrant waders, Gabar Goshawk, Lizard Buzzard, African Harrier Hawk, Brown-necked Parrot, Little Greenbul, Ahanti Frankolin, Green Hylia and Pin-tailed Whydah to name just a few of the wide variety of species possible.

 

With an area of just 4.5h Farasuto can be compared favourably with the much larger but similar Abuko reserve. When – All year round.