Bird watching tours in Bwindi Forest National Park

Bird watching in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park starts early in the morning at 8 and ends at 5 in the evening

Bird watching safaris and tours in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Bird watching safaris and tours in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park: Well, most people know Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as one of the best destination for mountain gorillas. Yes this is popular activity ranked first by visitors taking trips to Bwindi National Park, the park with almost half of the world remaining mountain Gorillas. However the park anchorages most bird species which can be seen hovering all over the near sky, believe me you will be mostly welcomed that the bird songs even when walking majestically for endangered Mountain gorilla search. Look at why this Impenetrable Forest National park should be your first priority for birding safari in Uganda.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is considered as an important at birding areas with over 347 species of birds which are available for you to explore, in fact one visitors can explore all these birds in a single day ore trip to the park but rather, travelers have sights new bird specie’s new day after a day. This has made Bwindi and Uganda in general to be a hot spot for birds that bird lovers are interested in.

The forested park coupled with favorable environmental conditions have enabled the magical Bwindi to be a very good habitat for different bird species and as you trek the gorillas in the park expect a good disturbance of native birds.

The species of birds inhabiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park include 25 restricted-range species, of which 23 are confined to the Albertine Rift and four are globally threatened which which are named as Vulnerable, Grauer’s Rush Warbler -Bradypterus graueri; Pseudocalyptomena graueri and African Green Broadbill. The endangered bird species include Chapin’s Flycatcher -Muscicapa lendu; Vulnerable and Shelley’s Crimson-wing, Cryptospiza Shelley which is also vulnerable.

Remembering that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is divided into 3 sections that is buhoma, Ruhija, and Rushaga, most of the bird watching tours in Bwindi and safaris do take place in in Buhoma sectors along  forest margins and major in community village walks  and Ruhija where in company of the experience guide you can go and explore the different bird species. The experienced guide is necessary because he or she has the knowledge on trails and possibly where moist of the bird species are always located. In Ruhija sector, the birding sector probably take place oat   the Mubwindi swamp where visitors will spot rare bird species such as uncommon Albertine endemics and lifers in their natural habitat.

Visitors can take different trails including buhoma waterfall trail with bamboo zone, Mubwindi swamp trail in Buhoma and Ruhija respectively. Birding activity in Bwindi is an exciting activity to the birders who feel and like to constantly communicate with birds. A serious birder can identify over 100 bird species on daily basis.

The bird species in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park include African broadbill, yellow, streked green bull, handsome francolin, blue headed sunbird, Ruwenzori Apalis, regal sunbird, black faced warbler, Black bee-eater, grauers broadbill, Mountain Masked aplais, back faced warbler, Purple’-breasted greenbul, Black-billed turaco, eater, Many, Purple-breasted sunbird ,warblter, Olive, Shelley’s crimsonwinbeg and Western green tinker bird

Bird watching tours in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park starts early in the morning at 8 and ends at 5 in the evening. Of course this is a long distance and you will need to pack your lunch as well as water from your hotel just in case you spend a lot of time on a birding safari. As you watch the bird species you will also have a glance at other interesting creatures which include mammals, primates and reptiles such as chameleon which you will encounter in the jungle.

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