Places to watch birds in Uganda

Birding Safaris

Birds in Uganda and the places to visit

Uganda is home to more than 1,050 fledgling species. These you can see over a scope of natural surroundings from woodlands, swamps and farming grounds, to lakes and savannas. Uganda crossed by the equator, and the Albertine Rift valley found in the west of the nation. We urge birding fans to think about visiting this excellent nation!

In no particular order, here are the best spots for birds in Uganda, which we at Redrock African Safaris propose you to visit. We also organize the best birding safaris in Uganda that you can be part of. With us, you will watch the birds in Uganda with all the comfort and assistance that you desire.

Mabamba Bay Wetland at Lake Victoria

Mabamba is a standout amongst the best places to get a look at a shoebill. Lake Victoria is the biggest freshwater body in Africa and is home to various water birds. Pay special mind to the shoebill, Swamp flycatcher, papyrus gonolek, malachite kingfisher, pied kingfisher, dark headed heron, dark kite, African open-billed stork, African jacana, lesser jacana, winding cisticola, Veillot’s dark weaver, grosbeak weaver, dark headed weaver and African marsh harrier.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi’s Impenetrable National Park is cast a ballot Africa’s best birding spot by Africa Bird Club, attributable to the uncommon bird species found here and the recreation center’s preservation endeavors. It is effectively available for birding with kept up birding trails in the timberland. Bwindi is home to around 350 types of feathered creatures, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics of which 14 are not recorded anywhere else in Uganda. Species to pay special mind to incorporate are African green broadbill, Chapin’s flycatcher, Shelley’s crimsonwing, handsome francolin, mountain-masked and collared Apalis, white-bellied robin chat, black-billed turaco, Fraser’s eagle, western Bronze-naped pigeon, purple-breasted, Blue-headed and regal sunbirds.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls is Uganda’s most established and biggest national park, named after the compelling Murchison Falls – the world’s most grounded cascades framed as the Nile is constrained through a 7-meter gorge. The recreation center is home to more than 450 fowl species and birding should be possible on a game drive, using a vessel trip on the Nile or a nature walk. An assortment of winged animal natural surroundings exists in the national park, including backwoods, swamps, riverine forest, savannah and fields of acacia trees. Pay special mind to the tricky shoebill, Swamp flycatcher, goliath heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, northern red bishop, red-throated bee-eater, African quail finch, pied, malachite and giant kingfishers.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a birdwatcher’s safe house with more than 600 winged animal species. The flying creatures are moderately simple to spot, and you can hope to take incredible photographs as you investigate the recreation center and its different surroundings. The fowl species to pay special mind are African mourning dove, Swamp flycatcher, grey-headed kingfisher, African skimmer, malachite and pied kingfishers, white-winged terns, Grey-capped warbler, collared pratincole, pin-tailed whydah, martial eagle, Gabon and slender-tailed nightjars, black-headed gonolek, Verreaux’s eagle-owl, sedge warbler, papyrus canary, great white and pink-backed pelicans, African mourning dove and yellow-billed stork. Also, look out for the flamingos at the salt lakes of Katwe and Bunyampaka.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to around 180 winged animal species with a portion of the breathtaking Albertine Rift endemics. Situated in the southern piece of Uganda, flanking Rwanda and DR Congo. Mgahinga offers incredible fowl seeing open doors along the crevasse trail, bamboo trail and homestead/network trail. The winged animal species in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park incorporate Kivu ground thrush, cinnamon bracken warbler, white-starred robin, Rwenzori Batis, Archer’s robin chat, olive pigeon, black-headed waxbill, western green tinker bird, Cape Robin, white-starred robin, brown woodland warbler, Stripe-breasted tit, Brown-crowned tchagra and scarlet-tufted, greater double-collared sunbirds.

Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National Park, situated in western Uganda in the Albertine Rift valley, has a record 441 animal categories in its riverine, timberland and fields avian living spaces. It has Guinea-Congo biome species in its marsh timberland. The species to pay special mind to incorporate African piculet, Maxwell’s black weaver, blue-billed malimbe, yellow-throated nicator, black dwarf hornbill, Nkulengu rail, piping hornbill, blue-billed malimbe, yellow-throated cuckoo, dwarf honeyguide, great blue and Ross’s turaco, purple-breasted sunbird, orange weaver, white-crested hornbill, red-billed dwarf hornbill, African piculet and swamp palm bulbul.

Kibale National Park

Kibale Forest is a prime spot with more than 375 birds in Uganda, including six endemic to the Albertine Rift region. It is a phenomenal birding spot with the changed territory and thick vegetation. The main looked for after flying creature in the Kibale Forest is the green-breasted pitta. Other flying creature species to pay special mind to incorporate red-chested owlet, purple-breasted sunbird, blue-breasted kingfisher, crowned eagle, little greenbul, black bee-eater, white-naped pigeon, Scaly-breasted illadopsis, yellow-throated nicator, white-headed wood hoopoe, red-headed malimbe, yellow-spotted barbet, dusky-blue flycatcher, Grey-throated flycatcher, grey-winged robin, crested flycatcher, Blue-shouldered robin chat, yellow-spotted barbet, black-billed turaco, white-naped pigeon, red-chested flufftail and tiny sunbird.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The Rwenzori Mountains are home to more than 177 bird species, including 19 Albertine Rift endemics. The mountains lie in western Uganda, with snowcapped tops whose most noteworthy point achieves 5,110m. A large portion of the birding is done while climbing in the woodland zone and species to see incorporate Rwenzori turaco, long-eared owl, Archers’ robin-chat, Lagden’s bush shrike, Blue-headed and golden-winged sunbird, white-starred robin, slender-billed starling, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, bearded vultures, and swifts.

Lake Mburo National Park

Birding is one of the real exercises in Lake Mburo National Park, and the best spots for birding are close to the swamps at Warukiri and Rwonyo. The recreation center is home to 315 fledgling species, which incorporate the crested francolin, emerald-spotted wood dove, brown parrot, barefaced go-away bird, red-necked spurfowl, common quails, black-billed barbet, greenwood hoopoe, blue-napped mousebird, lilac-breasted roller, African-grey hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, trilling cisticola, bee-eaters and the cheeky Bronze-tailed starling and the majestic crowned crane. You also have odds of sighting the rare African finfoot, shoebill, African fish eagle, and malachite and pied kingfishers while on a boat trip on Lake Mburo.

Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest has two principle segments – Kaniyo Pabidi found in Murchison Falls National Park, and the Royal Mile and Busingiro zones discovered south of the recreation center. It lies at the edge of the Albertine Rift valley, ensuring the biggest characteristic woodland region in East Africa. It is home to more than 350 bird species, with the most looked for after feathered creatures around there being the Cassin’s spinetail, Chestnut-capped flycatcher, Ituri batis, Nahan’s francolin, black-collared lovebird, brown twinspot, chocolate-backed, Blue-breasted and African dwarf kingfishers.

So come and enjoy the birds in Uganda with Redrock African Safaris.