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Bird watching Tours in Uganda |Birding in Uganda Birding in Bwindi
- July 15, 2019
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- Category: Uganda Birding Safaris
Uganda Bird watching Tours |Birding in Uganda Birding in Bwindi
Birding in Bwindi – is one of the greatest Birding in Uganda Adventures- Much as Bwindi impenetrable is known for the mountain gorilla it has many birding opportunities.
The park is a bird’s paradise hosting over half of Africa continents bird’s species covering an area of 321km2.
The park gives superb birding opportunities in that you can over 300 species of birds in just one day making it the best birding destination in Africa.
Birding in Bwindi
Birds in Bwindi impenetrable forest mostly migrate from Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile and Albertine Rift valley in Uganda.
Uganda has a total of about 1,061 birds species recorded making it one of the heavyweights in bird watching destinations in the world.
You can get to see these and many more birds from places like the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Mburo National Park, Lutembe Bay, Murchison Falls, Semuliki National Park and Mabamba Island common for the Shoebill among others.
Uganda Bird watching
Some of the common species of birds in the Albertine region include; Ruwenzori Nightjar, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Handsome Francolin, Short-tailed Warbler, Collared Apalis, Red-throated Alethe, African Green Broadbill, Mountain Masked Apalis, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Dwarf.
Others are; Honeyguide, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Grauer’s Warbler, Dusky Crimsonwing, Rwenzori Batis, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Strip-breasted Tit, Strip-breasted Tit, Kivu Ground Thrush, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, and the Strange Weaver, Blue-headed Sunbird, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Rwenzori Turaco.
Bwindi impenetrable is home to the Mountain gorilla an endangered species and the park boasts of hosting over half of the world’s mountain gorilla.
Other species in the national park are many primate species like the chimpanzees, monkeys and other animals like elephants, etc.
Birding in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park mostly takes place along the Buhoma Waterfall Trail, Mubwindi Swamp, and the Ruhija section. To gain most of this birding safari you need to be led by best bird specialist guides in the park