Bird Species In Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda

During your birding safari in Nyungwe forest national park, you can also participate in the Canopy walk experience

Bird Watching In Nyungwe Forest National Park

Bird Watching in Nyungwe forest national park- This is a natural habitat to over 310 bird species whereby among these birds 27 are Albertine Rift endemics, 121 are forest birds. Bird watching is one of the popular activities in Nyungwe which attracts most tourists to visit the park and it is the present ideal for bird lovers among all national parks in Rwanda.

Nyungwe forest national park is remarkable a primary forest with various bird species and fauna. These are common bird species that can be encountered by bird lovers on birding safari in Rwanda include Rwenzori Turacos,  Caprimulgus Ruwenzori, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Ruwenzori Batis, Alehe poliophrys, Purple-breasted and Blue-headed, Ruwenzori Apalis, Dusky Crimson Wing, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Francolinus Nobilis, Ruwenzori Nightjar, Neumann’s Warbler, Apalis argentea, Kungwe Apalis, Regal Sunbird, Kupeornis rufocinctus, Handsome Francolin, Red-collared Babbler, Cryptospiza shelleyi, Cinnyris regius, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Hemitesia neumanni, and many more. Birding in Nyungwe forest national park can be arranged as a short nature walk in the evening and Morning of a full day.

Bird watching in Nyungwe can also be combined with chimpanzee trekking which is the best interesting experience in the park. Set out at dawn with your guide and he takes you to the place where you will see a group of chimpanzees, including a lot of females with babies and alpha males. Get closer and spend 1 hour with them, interact and enjoy their lifestyle like eating habits, nesting, how mothers feeding their young ones among others.

During your birding safari in Nyungwe forest national park, you can also participate in the Canopy walk experience, which is one of the fascinating activities with wonderful views such as tea plantations and lush hills.   This forest also a home to the orchids, butterflies, 75 mammal species including the 13 primates.

Bird watching in Nyungwe forest national park can be done throughout the year but the best time  is during the wet season that is from March, April, May, October and November since food can be easily accessible and migratory birds are common in the forest at such time, during this period the trail tends to be wet and slippery so you have to come when your prepared enough by carrying hiking boots, long-sleeved clothes, energy drinks, camera with extra batteries, binocular and many more

Nyungwe forest national park is blessed with many different kinds of primate species, various bird species and among others, even though it has amazing tourist attractions but You can also spare time to visit other parks in Rwanda such as Volcanoes national park which is a natural habitat for the few remaining mountain gorillas or visit Akagera national park a famous park for wildlife animals in Rwanda.

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