Uganda, the pearl of Africa is one of the most naturally gifted countries in the world with a great number of features that include wildlife, mountains, unique culture, beautiful cities and many more. With all these, it is a well known destination that will make your birding safari as fruitful as possible since it has a very high number of common and unique bird species in different parts of the country that every birder would enjoy seeing. Below are some of the places where you can enjoy your birding safari in Uganda
Bwindi impenetrable forest
Many tourists know Bwindi for being a home for almost a half of the gorilla population in the world and so the best for the memorable gorilla trekking activity, that’s right, but then every bit of this park has got a lot more to adventure. According to Africa bird club, Bwindi impenetrable forest is the best birding spot in Africa with a total of over 350 bird species some of which like African green broad bill, Chapin’s fly catcher, Shelley’s crimson wing are unique to it and cannot be found anywhere else in Uganda. Still on your birding safari in Bwindi you will encounter species like Common Bulbul, white bellied Robin chat, black billed turaco, African emerald cuckoo.
Lake Mburo national park
In this park, birding is the main tourist activity carried out as it provides home to over 315 bird species. Some of the best birding spots in Lake Mburo national park include Rwonyo, Rimiti and Warukiri and the bird species in this park include brown parrot, crested cranes, shoebill stock, red necked spur, green wood hoopoe, black bellied barbet, blue napped mouse bird, Nubian wood pecker, rufous bellied Heron and many more. You will locate some on the shores of the lake Mburo, others on the waters and others on the different tree species in the park.
Murchison falls national park
This is the largest park in Uganda and it is famous for having the strongest falls in the world. Secondary to this, the park provides home to various wildlife and this includes over 450 bird species so your birding safari would still be a great one at Murchison falls national park. The species include red throated bee eater, crested crane, Goliath heron, giant kingfisher, shoe bill, Abyssinian ground hornbill, northern red bishop, African quail finch and many others.
Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth is another interesting park that offers great birding experiences and located in south western Uganda occupying part of Kasese, Kamwenge, Ribirizi and Rukungiri districts. It is the most famous national park in Uganda and this is secondary to it being named after Queen Elizabeth, the queen of England who visited it then. Over 600 bird species are there for you to enjoy viewing and these include African skimmer, swap fly catcher, white winged terns, grey headed king fisher, papyrus canary, collared pranticle, African mourning dove, just to mention but a few. On its famous Kazinga channel that joins Lake Edward to Lake George, you will still encounter species like the Fish Eagle, Pink and white backed Pelicans, White-faced Whistling, Squacco Heron, Spur-winged Plovers and others.
Mabamba bay is a known wetland located northwest of Entebbe at the edge of Lake Victoria, the largest water body in Uganda. It is a significant birding spot in Uganda with a variety of species like shoebill, papyrus gonolek, blue swallow, grey crowned crane, Africa Jacana and many more that will enable you enjoy your birding safari in Uganda greatly.
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