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Birding in Murchison falls national park

Birding in Murchison falls national park

Birding in Murchison falls national park

Are you interested in birding in Murchison falls national park in Uganda? Murchison falls national park is also known as kabalega falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile in Uganda. The falls are located in northwestern Uganda, 20 miles (32 km) east of lake Albert, Murchison falls national park is well known for exquisite birding spots and it is right to call Murchison falls national park, birders satisfaction in Uganda. Murchison falls national has a wide of habitats that harbor a number of species that are about 400 birds. The birds are categorized according to their environment ratify for example the Albertine birds are sighted around the Albert delta, the water bird these are commonly sighted near the Murchison falls, savannah birds these are sighted in open area of Murchison falls national park.

Visitors will be able to see the birds in Murchison falls National Park   along the water bodies especially on the banks of the Nile and as they engage in the river nile boat cruise safari experience. You will be able to  see more than 53 water bird species these include the color full kingfishers and the raptors. Murchison falls National Park is the only opportunity in Africa where you can spot the prehistoric shoebill stork also known as the whale bill, it is very large long-legged wading bird. The shoebill stork is best spotted in morning and evening during the dry season from January to March.

Birding in Murchison falls National Park is one of the best things to do in Murchison Falls National Park. With over 451 bird species, including the endemic birds of the Albert Rift, water birds, and Savannah birds, Murchison Falls is one of the best places in the world to go birding. Murchison Falls is home to a variety of birds, including rare, common, and sporadic species. The Shoebill stork, a prehistoric bird that is actively sought after, is well known for inhabiting Murchison Falls National Park.

Murchison falls park is the best birding site with rare bird species including the famous bill storks but the most common is the shoebill which is found in the island of the Albert delta, the martial eagle, African fish which is spotted in majestically starring from the woods, Giant kingfisher, yellow- fronted tinkerbird which some time considered conspecific with its southern counterpart, Abyssinian ground hornbill, long-tailed nightjar among others.

Still the birding safaris in Murchison falls national park gives an opportunity to see a wide range of common birds but special these includes the marabou storks. The common bird species are found in the savannah plains of Murchison falls national park like the Abyssinian ground bill widow birds, black bellied bustards, among others. Murchison falls national park earns 4.4 stars out 5 among the best birding site in Uganda and Africa at large.

Murchison falls park is also known as home of water birds, these water birds hide in the thickets and the woodlands close to the river bank these include the kingfisher, pied giant malachite the swallow-trailed and red-throated bee eaters mainly found in the in the Nyamu sika cliff woodlands, Crombies and warblers. The river banks is also home of ducks and geese, silts and plovers among others.

It is of great ideal for traveler to Murchison falls national park to book the birding safari with a reliable tour company. But still also a trained park game drive is recommended not only in Murchison falls but also in all birding destination in Uganda this is to improve the victors experience and to protect the safety of the bird species and the environment their live in.

The best times to see birds in Murchison are during game drives, nature hikes through savannah grasslands, boat cruises along the Nile, and on the Lake Albert Delta. You can also go birding while climbing to the top of the falls. Expert guides will know where to find the birds and will be able to show you rare bird species. In the low season, which runs from November through May. The migratory birds that travel from Europe to Africa during the cold season bring some new visitors to the park during this time.

In Murchison falls National Park, the best time to observe birds is during the dry season, which in Uganda runs from January to March. Despite being a low season, there are plenty of birds to observe during this time. Heavy rains occur from April to May and from August to October, which makes bird watching challenging due to the slick roads and impassable trails. It is up to you to decide when to visit Murchison Falls National Park for birding, but it is true that birding can be excellent during the dry season, and photography can also be excellent during this time. Not to mention how simple it would be to go on nature walks because of the favorable weather.