Birding in Uganda, Bird watching Safari Holidays and Tours
Bird Uganda with a tailor-made African birding package to your wishes; explore Uganda’s birding paradise together with a guide specialized in bird-watching. Uganda is a prime birding safari destination for anyone with an interest in bird watching; it is truly a birders paradise. Due to our varied landscape with swamps, forests, lakes, mountains and savannas 1025-1065 bird species find their home in Uganda. A bird-watching safari in Uganda can get you to grip on to the pre-historical Shoebill stork, Great blue turaco, African green broadbill, the Nkulengu rail in Semuliki national park with forest and savannah birds that will fascinate and intrigue beginners to hardcore bird-watchers. If you wish birding Uganda can be mixed with trekking of Gorillas or Chimps as well as classic game-drive safari.
Bwindi Forest National park besides the mountain gorillas is home to over 300 species of birds with just 24 of the 26 Albertine rift endemic birds such as the short tailed warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, kivu ground thrush, rustic faced woodland warbler, bar tailed trogon and the dusky crimson wing among many others.
Birding sites in Uganda
There are many birding site all over the country side and more interesting one located in the very remote areas of Uganda. This makes it an important time to note a few things before setting off for Bird watching adventures in Uganda.
Mabira Forest reserve
Mabira Forest is one of the biggest forest reserves in the country and doubles as an important ecology site not only for bird watching but also for its diversity in flora and fauna. The entire reserve stretches more than 30600ha on the shore of Lake Victoria –located only 54km from Kampala on the Kampala-Jinja Highway( 25min drive) and 20km from Jinja.
Mabamba Bay is an extensive wetland and papyrus swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria covering an area of close to 16500ha. This narrow but long bay is known for the elusive shoebill stork and other papyrus endemics such as the papyrus gonolek, blue swallow , pallied harrier and the white winged warbler among others