Bird watching Destinations in Uganda
Birding in Bwindi
Bwindi impenetrable is also known as a birders paradise because it house over 360 species of birds, 23 of the 24 are Albertine Rift Valley endemic and the 14 species are found no where else in other Ugandan national parks, these include African green broadbill, short tailed warbler, Rwenzor Turaco, sun birds, among others, so birders are rewarded a lot.
Bird watching in Budongo forest
Budongo forest reserve is among the most gifted place for bird species in Uganda over 360 species are recorded in the area. You will follow the trails and look out for different types of bird with keen guides who will help you in spotting out these various bird species. Birding can take up to 3hours either in the morning or evening and it can take half or full day. A visit to the Royal Mile is a must it provide a high concentration of birds and it’s located just about 60kilometers from Budongo Eco Lodge and it offer amazing birds such as Paradise Flycatcher, the Chocolate backed Kingfisher among others
Bird watching Semliki wildlife reserve
Semliki wildlife reserve is known as a birders paradise, for all birders who are interested in watching a number of bird species should take a visit to this wonderful reserve as it is a home to over 400 bird species. Including the rare shoebill stock, Abyssinian ground hornbill, common water birds and the dazzling red-throated bee eater among others.
Bird watching in Kidepo Valley National Park
The park hosts over 475 species of bird and among those which can be seen include the Egyptian Vulture, Varreaux Eagle, hornbills, black-breasted barbet African swallow among others. This park is considered as a birder’s paradise due to a number of bird species it hosts bird lovers are rewarded a lot.
Birding Murchison falls National Park
Murchison falls is a home to over 445 different species of birds including the savannah forest birds, Albertine Rift endemics, and water birds. Birds can best be seen in Rabongo or Budongo forest Reserve these places are considered as birders heaven. Birders are excited to see various species which include the secretary birds, black-bellied bustards, Eagles, Hawks, Sun-birds and Ituri Batis, ground hornbills to mention but a few
Bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known to be a home to over 612 bird species recorded in the area among which include the Lappet-faced Vultures, black bee-eater, palm-nut, African skimmer, pick-backed pelicans, the rare shoebill stork to mention but a few.
Bird watching in Kalinzu
For all birders this place is known very well as a bird’s paradise and the reserve is a home to over 378 species of birds including black and white casket, cuckoos, sun birds, Great Blue Turaco among others.
Bird watching in Ssese Island:
Ssese Island is a home to different species of butterflies some of which are rarely on the main land, and the island has good keen birders who can help you in spotting out all these species, many birds such as water birds, fly catchers, dazzling red-throated bee eater among others can be seen.