Bird Watching in the Pearl of Africa Uganda.
Uganda is the richest African Bird Watching Destination with over 1060 bird species. 50% of all Africa’s bird species are found in Uganda and 10% of the World’s Bird Species ranking Uganda a birder’s paradise. Uganda has 23 Albertine Endemics with only 1 Endemic Bird Species Fox’s Weaver.
Bird watching Uganda will leave visitors totally moved by the avian wealth. There is no other area in all of Africa that can match the variety of bird species Uganda has to offer and is also home to one of most fascinating birds, the elusive shoebill stork.
Sir Fredrick Jackson, a former Governor of the Uganda protectorate and keen ornithologist once described Uganda as a “Hidden Eden and a wonderland for birds”.
The 23 Albertine Endemics are: Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dwarf Honeyguide, African Green Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, and Shelley’s Crimsonwing.
Bird Watching Uganda – the Top 10 Birding Watching Spots in Uganda.
– Mabamba Bay Wetland at Lake Victoria – Shoebill Sightings
– Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Offers some of the finest montane forest bird watching in Africa. There are an estimated 350 bird species with 23 endemics to the Albertine Rift and 14 recorded nowhere else in Uganda.
– Murchison Falls National Park- the park is home to over 450 bird species
– Queen Elizabeth National Park- Classified as an Important Birding Area (IBA) by Birding International, Queen’s great variety of habitats mean it is home to over 600 species.
– Mgahinga Gorilla National Park- 180 bird species amongst which are Albertine Rift endemics.
– Semuliki National Park- record 441 species in its riverine, forest and grasslands avian habitats.
– Kibale National Park- over 375 bird species, including 6 endemic to the Albertine Rift area.
– Rwenzori Mountains National Park- over 177 bird species, including 19 Albertine Rift endemics.
– Lake Mburo National Park- home to 315 bird species
– Budongo Forest- home to more than 350 bird species
Are you looking for a twitching Quest in Africa? Combine your safari in Uganda with Birding Watching and leave Uganda with your Ultimate Safari Trip Memories. Request for a tailor-made birding tour with us on firstname.lastname@example.org or request for our standard 8-day Birding Special Tour.