Best Birding Safari in Uganda
Best Birding Safari in Uganda is a Uganda tour package to one of the best birding destinations in the country where the best unique bird species can be seen.
Uganda’s top 10 unique bird species.
Uganda is famously known as Africa’s leading birding paradise with over 1010 species which are recorded. Of which the larger number of species survive only in the tropical forests and wetlands.
Here is the list of the top 10 bird species that can make your Uganda birding tour worth to encounter in the pearl of Africa they include; Shoebill stork, African Green Broadbill, Green-breasted Pitta, Great Blue Turaco, Shelley’s Crimson wing, Standard winged Nightjar, Short-tailed Warbler, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Bar-tailed Trogon, and the Black-breasted Barbet all these endemic species can be spotted on your Uganda birding safari.
Where to go for the Best birding safari
While in Uganda, a traveler will never run out of places to do birding because there is the availability of protected areas for birders who yearn to go on a birding trip. In Uganda, some birds can only be seen in some areas and the person responsible to lead you through the best birding destination is the experienced guide. Some of the best birding safari tours include:
Birding in Murchison falls national park
Murchison Falls National park hosts over 455 bird species which can be viewed on traveler’s visit on the Uganda birding tour. Birds to be spotted along here include Red-winged Grey warbler, Double-toothed Barbet, Speckle fronted weaver, Vaseline Masked Weaver, Saddle-billed stork, Yellow-billed stork, Malachite kingfisher, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Shoebill, Dark Chanting-Goshawk, White-rumped Seedeater, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Beautiful Sunbird, long Tailed Nightjar among others.
Queen Elizabeth national park
Birding in Queen Elizabeth national park can be done in different sections of the park and section has hot different bird species and when it comes to the total of bird species found in this park in over 600 bird species and some of these species to be encountered on your birding trip include ;Yellow bill ,Common Greenshank ,Broad-tailed Warbler ,Lesser black backed Gull ,Croaking Cist cola ,Scalet –chested sunbird ,pygmy kingfisher ,Slender tailed Nightjar ,Blue-napped Mouse bird ,Black-crown Tchagra ,White-tailed Lark ,Black-lored Babbler ,Black-bellied Bustard ,pelicans ,Red –throated Wryneck and many more .other activities done here are game drives ,flamingoes , ,chimpanzee tracking ,boat cruise along the impressive kazinga channel among others.
Semuliki national park
Semuliki national park is one of the best birding havens on Uganda tours with over 400 species and the key main bird species to view here include; Yellow throated Nicator, Spot-breasted, Blue-headed Crested flycatcher, Northern Bearded Scrub-Robin, Black Dwarf Hornbill, Black Casqued Wattle Hornbill, White-crested hornbill, Fire crested Alethe, Xavier’s Greenbul, Red-billed dwarfs and much more.
The Royal Mile
The royal mile is located in Budongo forest close to the famous Murchison falls national park. It is one of the super birding destination both central, west African species and the main bird’s species include; Dwarf kingfisher, Africa Crowned Eagle, Black-capped Apalis, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Rufous-crowned Elemomela, White thighed hornbill, Blue-throated Roller, Fire-crested Alethe Chocolate backed kingfisher, Grey-headed sunbird among others.
Bigodi wetland and Kibale national park
These are two destinations into one recognized birding area which are located in the western region of the country. Kibale national park is home to over 350 bird species which are endemic and can be best-spotted while on the guided nature walk with an experienced guide within Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and Kibale national park come along the magombe swamp which boosts with over 138 bird species which can be viewed during the broad walk tails by the birders. Some of the species to be spotted include Green-breasted pitta, Brown-chested alethe, purple breasted sunbird and many more.
Rwenzori Mountain national park
Rwenzori Mountain national park is home to over 217 bird species,19 are known to be the endemics of the Albertine Rift Valley side and along here it gives a perfect sightseeing of these winged creatures and some of the bird species you will most likely to view here are the Slender-billed starling, White-starred Robin, Long-eared Owl, Golden-winged, Blue-headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Turaco, Cinnamon Chested bee-eater, Laden’s Bush-shrike, Swifts, Bearded Vultures, Black Eagles and many more.
Lastly, Uganda remains the best birding destination in Africa where you can encounter a variety of bird species both residential and migratory species of birds. but the best birding tour depending on traveler’s travel itinerary, here I mean the number of days you’re to engage in this rewardable and amazing birding tour on Uganda’s scenic mother land.