Highlights of the different birding locations in the South & West
Lake Mburo National park

Its’ diverse habitants of open savannah, dry savannah, lakes, swamps, forests thickets,  rocky outcrops and dry hillsides are a home to diversity of plants, animals, birds and insects. This park is a home to a lot of birds including the rare African Fin foot and Papyrus Yellow warbler. You will look out for black bellied bustard, mosque swallows, bare faced go-away bird, Red headed love bird Spot-flanked Barbet, Green- capped Eremomela, Ross Turaco, Nubian Wood pecker, Northern Black Tit, Rppell’sLong tailed Sterling and many more of over 300 species in this park.

Bwindi/ Mgahinga National Parks

This parks are famous for Gorilla tracking but also a paradise for birders  with over 340 bird species  including the Albertine rift endemic birds such as the Short-tailed Wabler , Gruer’s Rush warbler, White-tailed Blue Monarch. Species diversity in Bwindi comprises of 120 species of mammals, 202 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons and lizards. Many of which are endemic.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park is a world bio-sphere reserve (UNESCO 1979) and is classified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International with checklist of 600 of Uganda’s 1,027 species; Croaking Cisticola, Marsh Tchagra, Herons, Common squacco, Various storks as wells raptors, Eurasian Honey Buzzard, Eagles, African morning Dove, and many others. The park is also a home to 66 animal species.

Semuliki National park

It is one of the richest areas for floral and faunal diversity in Africa. Predominantly medium altitude, moist evergreen forest to deciduous forest. The immediate feature within this park are the two hot springs. But it is also well know destination for serious birders especially when it comes to rare and endemic birds: Red-Billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill and Black-casqued wattledHornbill, (forest dependant hornbills) are only in this park. It is also ahome to 8primate species and in total over 60 mamal species which includes the Pygmy Hippos, Mona Monkeys, Elephants Leopards and forest Buffaloes.

Kibale National Park

This park is believed to have the highest concentration of primates in the world

Anevergreen rainforest national park dominated by primates and supports up to 335 species of birds including African Grey Parrot, Narina’s Trogon, Papyrus Gonolek, Blue Throated Roller, Woodpeckers, Bronze Sunbird, Hornbill, Green-breasted & African Pitta.

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