Bird Watching Tours In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park has an observatory area established in 1997 to study migratory and resident bird species in the park.

Birding In Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Birding in Queen Elizabeth national park: The park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda in the districts of Kamwenge, Kasese, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. The park is most popular for tree climbing lions at Ishasha, it has a size of 1978 sq. km making it half of Murchison falls national park. Queen Elizabeth was gazetted in 1952 making it one of the oldest parks in Uganda and is managed by Uganda wildlife authority. Queen Elizabeth national park has 95 mammal species and over 600 birds

Queen Elizabeth National Park consists of over 600 bird species making it one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. Migratory birds in this park are seen from November to April however birds can be seen throughout the year. Queen Elizabeth National Park has an observatory area established in 1997 to study migratory and resident bird species in the park.

Some birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park are endemic while others are migratory and en route from Europe and summer nesting sites from South Africa. Queen Elizabeth National Park nature has adapted birds to fit in so many habitats and these are always seen mostly in their special habituated areas listed below.

Bird watching in Maramagambo forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Maramagambo forest area is located on the right of the western rift valley along with Kichwamba escarpment species like African finfoot, black coucal, red-throated wryneck, yellow bill, blue shouldered robin cat, grey crested crane, African warbler, barbets, brown Illadopsis and African emerald cuckoo among others.

Bird watching in and around Lake Katwe in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Katwe area consists of Lake Munyanyange graced with several flamingos and other water birds which include white-breasted Nigro-finch, chestnut wattle eye, marsh chakra, Sulphur breasted bush shrike, and black bishop among others.

Bird watching around Katuguru Bridge in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Katuguru bridge area is situated along Mbarara Kasese high at Katungulu with unique papyrus swampy vegetation. The bridge acts as the border between Katungulu A and Katunglu B village communities. This area is an habitant of birds that include the papyrus gonolek, white-winged tern, malachite kingfisher, pied kingfisher, white-winged warbler, swamp warbler among others.

Bird watching around Lake Kikorongo in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Lake Kikorongo is an extension of Lake George and is an habitant to waterfowls, most species are seen here include, and knob billed duck, yellow wagtail, African jacana, sacred ibis, black crake, shoebill, saddle among others

Bird watching around Kasenyi in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Kasenyi area is the best spot for bird species such as black leiled bustard, flapet lark, long created eagle, white-tailed lark, croaking cisticola, hooded vulture, brown-backed scrub robin, sitting cisticola, white black vulture, grey-backed fiscal among others

Bird watching around Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park: Ishasha sector is well known for tree-climbing lions and also a habitat of some bird species which include palm, shoebill, grey kestrel, African wattled plover, African green pigeon, cisticola, martial eagle, African crowned eagle, grey crested crane among others.

Bird watching around Mweya peninsular in Queen Elizabeth National Park: The Mweya peninsular area lies next to Kazinga channel far from lake Edward and common birds are seen here include African mourning dove, grey-headed kingfisher, swamp nightjar, little nee eater, swift’s martins, Bubian woodpecker among others

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