Bird Watching Safari – Uganda Wildlife Safari Activities
Uganda shelters over 1080 bird species and these are distributed in various parts of the country making it one of the best birding safari destinations in Africa. 50% of these bird species represent the avifaunal species in Africa and 11% of the world bird species.
Bird watching tour in Uganda is exciting as you stand a chance to identify variety of birds including African fish eagles, red throated bee eaters, shoebill stork, saddle billed stork, papyrus gonoleks, lilac breasted roller, African jacana, ostriches, flamingos, African green breasted pitta, African broadbill, Rwenzori Turacos, black and white casqued hornbill and a lot more. Some of the best sites in Uganda include the 10 national parks, Budongo Forest, Mabamba Swamp/wetland and many more.
Mabamba wetland Bay
Mabamba bay has grown into one of the most interesting and spectacular sites for birding in Uganda and is one of the wetlands of International Importance with its extensive marsh stretching through a long narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the Western main body of Lake Victoria in Mpigi District. It has the status of an unprotected area with bird categories, globally threatened species and Lake Victoria Basin biome species.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National park boosts in an excess of 550 species of birds that make it a charming destination for birding enthusiasts. Among the bird habitats within this park are Open woodlands, rivers, open grassland, lakes seasonal as well as permanent swamps.
There are several aquatic birds such as the White-faced Whistling, Spur-winged Plovers, Squacco Heron, Fish Eagle, Pink and white backed Pelicans.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale is a true true birders haven, standing with 375 species and more 138 bird species thriving in the adjacent Bigodi wetland extension. The birding encounter in Kibale National Park exposes you to a range of bird species including; Cassin spine tail, Nahan’s francolin, masked apalis and Red Winged Francolin, blue-headed blue eater, White-naped Pigeon, Crested flycatcher, Red- chested flufftail, Green- breasted Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Yellow-billed Barbet, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Grey winged Robbin, White-spotted Flufftail.