bird watching destinations

bird watching destinations

Bird watching destinations : Uganda is a country in East Africa with a rich diversity of bird species, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers. Uganda has proved to be one of the most excellent bird watching destinations with over 1,073 birds.

This huge bird list is contained within a small territory of only 90041 square miles (about the size of Britain), hence having one of the highest concentration of birds per square kilometers in Africa. Birding in Uganda rewards with easy spotting of many birds by covering just a small area or birding for a short period of time.

Birding is one of the major safari activities that are mostly done in Uganda and for that case, Uganda has got different destinations where one can go and get to explore these splendid world life.

Some of the major destinations for birding in Uganda  

  1. Bwindi impenetrable national park
  2. Kidepo valley national park
  3. Queen Elizabeth national park
  4. Lake Mburo national park
  5. Murchison falls national park
  6. Mgahinga gorilla national park
  7. Semuliki national park
  8. Mt Elgon national park
  9. Kibale national park.

More birding destinations

  1. Maramagambo forest
  2. Mabira forest
  3. Budongo forest
  4. Kalinzu forest
  5. Echuya forest
  6. Katonga game reserve
  7. Mabamba Swamp
  8. Nyamuriro swamp
  9. Several agricultural lands.

After getting to notice and acknowledge the several destinations in Uganda where you can get to explore these amazing bird species then you can also get to know the notable bird species in Uganda and with these there is an involvement of 24 of the Albertine rift endemics with the rest found in DR Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi.

Families and Notable Bird Species in Uganda

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites):

African Fish Eagle, Martial Eagle, Long-crested Eagle, Bateleur, Secretary Bird

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African Fish Eagle

Psittacidae (Parrots):

African Grey Parrot, Brown Parrot, Meyer’s Parrot

Ardeidae (Herons and Egrets):

Goliath Heron, Great White Egret, Black-headed Heron

Bucerotidae (Hornbills):

Grey-cheeked Hornbill, African Grey Hornbill, Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill

Turdidae (Thrushes and Robins):

White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Kivu Ground Thrush, Olive Thrush

Estrildidae (Waxbills and Firefinches):

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Orange-cheeked Waxbill, African Firefinch

Muscicapidae (Flycatchers and Chats):

African Dusky Flycatcher, Lead-colored Flycatcher, Sooty Chat

Nectariniidae (Sunbirds):

Superb Sunbird, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Green-headed Sunbird

Trogonidae (Trogons):

Narina Trogon, Bar-tailed Trogon

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Narina Trogon

Upupidae (Hoopoes):

African Hoopoe

Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and Warblers):

Yellow-breasted Apalis, Green-backed Camaroptera

Viduidae (Indigobirds and Whydahs):

Village Indigobird, Pin-tailed Whydah

Ploceidae (Weavers):

Black-headed Weaver, Northern Masked Weaver, Red-headed Malimbe

Otididae (Bustards):

Kori Bustard, Black-bellied Bustard

Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves):

African Green Pigeon, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

Bird watching in Uganda is a rewarding experience, and there are many resources available, such as field guides and bird watching tours, to help enthusiasts identify and appreciate the diverse avian life in the country.

These are just a few examples, and Uganda offers a wide range of bird species, from colorful and exotic birds to rare and endemic species. And for all those that are interested in knowing more about the huge bird list in Uganda can get to contact achieve global safaris for better information about.

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