Birds Of Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park is a true bird’s haven and an attraction for many birders.

Birds Of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Birds of Queen Elizabeth National Park: The park is regarded as an important birding area by Birding International, Queen Elizabeth National Parks features great habitats that have made it home to various bird species. The park harbors over 600 species of birds and this makes queen Elizabeth National park the best with the highest concentration of birds among all the parks in the whole of East Africa. The whole of east African, we mean Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi. Birders with a birders list can be able to add after just a few days at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Queen Elizabeth National park is situated at the influence of savannah and forests, connecting to the expansive forests of the democratic republic of Congo provides a great chance to allocate and spot East as well as Central African unique bird species.

Queen Elizabeth national park not only offers birders a chance to spot native or home bird species but also several migratory birds from both Asia and Europe. Bird enthusiasts visiting queen Elizabeth National Park are guaranteed feverish nights trying to guess what rare bird will get focused in their binoculars the next day or morning.

Taking a hike down to the verdant Kyambura gorge will make you explore a diversity of forest bird species including grey woodpecker, hairy breasted barbet, and specked tinker bird while a trek via the Ishasha sector grants an opportunity to spot Uganda’s most thought after bird species the shoebill.

Other important birding spots in queen Elizabeth National park include the Katungulu bridge area, Mweya peninsular, Lake Kikorongo, Katwe area, Maragambo forest, Kasenyi areas, and lake Munyanyange which famous for its bigger numbers of both the greater and lesser flamingo birds.

The other many bird species in Queen Elizabeth National Park include African hobby, African finfoot, African skimmer, black bee-eater, Ayres hawk-eagle, black-rumped buttonquail, Collared pratincole, Caspian plover, Broad-billed Roller, Great blue turaco, Crab-plover, common sand martin, Heuglins gull, Grey-winged Robin-chat, Palm-nut Vulture, Red-chested Sunbird, Shoebill, spotted redshank, White-backed night heron, white-winged tern, yellow-bellied wattle-eye, yellow-throated cuckoo among others.

Birding in Queen Elizabeth National park is an incredible treat as this is Uganda’s most popular and most scenic national park that contains savannah, wetland to lowland forests. There is a lot to make die-hard bird watchers busy on their trail to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Bird watching. Thus a safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a trip to many different habitats with many different types of birds some of which are endemic that is to say unique to this particular place.

Visits between December and February can be rewarding and unmatchable to other months of the year as one can see many non-native species migrate over the country en route between Europe and summer nesting sites in southern Africa. Birdlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park shows biodiversity at its best. The park is a true bird’s haven and an attraction for many birders.

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