Hello bird lovers! we have got you the the best places to do birding in Uganda for your perfect bird watching experience on an African safari. Africa is known to have unique and astonishing bird species, and it’s a perfect destination to any bird lover. These places found in Africa will give you the best birding experience on your safari and also you will get a chance to explore other beauties along.
The places have various spots for bird watching which give the best view and full detail of the birds. Bird watching in Africa can be done with experienced rangers during trails or drives. The best time for bird watching is good all-round the year.
These are some of the places in Uganda that are the best for birding on an African safari;
The Semuliki National Park, one of the richest areas of Forest birds in Africa, it embraces over 450 bird species like Forest Francolin, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Black Dwarf, Nkulengu Rail, Red-chested Owlet, Long-tailed Hawk, Bates Nightjar, Gabon Woodpecker, White-throated Blue Swallow, Forest Ground Thrush.
some of the best places to do birding in Uganda in simuliki national park include but not limited to; the Semuliki valley which is a home for most of the birds in this park, the shores of Lake Albert that inhabit mostly the Shoebill Stork; and the cliffs behind Sempaya,
The Lake Mburo National Park well known for the shoebill Stork, pelican, Fish Eagle and Cormorant, found on the shores of the lake. This park is one of the best places to do birding in Uganda and also embraces over 350 bird species it has various spots for bird like Miriti and Warukiri swampy valleys and the roadsides between Rwonyo Camp and Jetty.
Mount Elgon National Park boasts over 250 bird species of which most are Forest birds and a few are the endemic bird species.
The Rwenzori Mountains National Park is also one of the best places to do birding in Uganda; it’s done at different areas from the bottom of the mountain to its top. This park holds over 200 bird species that are attractive and interesting to bird viewers and researchers. Some of the birds at each area are; Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Ruwenzori nightjar, Ruwenzori batis, Masked apilis, at the heather area; Scarlet tufted malachite sunbird at Mutinda peaks; Handsome francolin at Kiharo camp; Black billed turaco, Black duck, Ruwenzori hill babbler, Lanner falcon, Alpine swift, Mountain illadopis, Rufous sparrow hawk along the Kilembe Trail.