Uganda Birding Safaris

Check list of Uganda bird species for bird watching activities in Uganda

Uganda Birding Safaris

Uganda is one of the perfect destinations is the perfect   for birding safaris and every client would like to have the wonderful experiences. Several tourists have flown to Uganda to engage in bird watching safaris.  Uganda is very interesting in varied habitats that offers the various habitats providing the environment for the various bird species. These range of habitats include the rivers, swamps, mountains, rivers, as well as lakes

There are world international birding sites in Uganda and these offers so fantastic bird watching destinations, the major birding destinations in Uganda include the mamba wetland and swamp, as well as the Bigodi wetland sanctuary and these provides the wonderful  birding destination and this is very interesting to for any birding site.

Most of the visitors who have come to Uganda have testified how Uganda is the wonderful destination for the birders because of different birds that can be found any near distance that you travel to in Uganda. The bird watching safaris in Uganda immediately starts when you arrive at the airport where you will be even be welcomed by different bird species even neat the Entebbe international Airport and this is good gesture for the visitors majorly those interested on birding.

 Uganda is the country with more than 1030 bird species which are recorded to the in country and so much wonderful.  This mean that more than half of all bird species that are found in the whole of the African continent. Bearing in mind that Uganda is much dominated by water based resources or water bodies an comprised of lakes, rivers, we have several wetland and swamps in Uganda, which provides the refuge to more than 210 species of bird which among other include the shoe bill, papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, papyrus Warbler, we have got the African skimmers in Uganda,  we have also the fox weavers among other animals species.

It is very possible and affordable to book your Uganda bird watching safaris at an affordable cost by contacting us at Africa Adventure Vacations. Other than birds, Uganda has got other severs species including mammals which include the big five animals of Africa, giant and endangered primates, such as the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and other important species which can be explore through activities such as the gorilla trekking, game drives birding among others.

Where to go for your Uganda bird watching safaris?

Uganda has got a lot of bird species with over 800 permanent resident birds and those looking for the refuge in Uganda and then 150 bird species artic migrants. Uganda also host more than 28 endangered species which are found in here and one of these include the Fox weaver, which can only be sighted in the areas of the northern Uganda and then   the Bisina lake in Palisa and the Entebbe weaver which can only be sighted in the Entebbe Peninsular that is near the Uganda’s capital Kampala.  Very acting aquatic bird in Uganda are accompanied by the wonderful bird that are found with in southwestern Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park especially the African green broadbill and then the rare shoebills, the Ruwenzori turaco and the Green-Brested pitta that is found in Kibale Forest National Park and all these birds can be found and seen in Kampala which is very much interesting.

Another prominent destination in Uganda where you can have the uninterrupted birding watching safari is the queen Elizabeth National Park. This is among the national parks in Uganda where bird watching is carried out.  The park boasts over 612 species of birds and this is because of the varied habitats in the park that include the forested areas where you will find the forested birds, we have the savannah grassland that accommodate the savannah birds, we also have the water birds. Most of the birds in queen Elizabeth National Park can be seen concentrating along the Kazinga channel in queen Elizabeth National Park which connects the two lakes of Lake Gorge and Edwards. Other national parks for birding in the Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park with, lake Mburo National Park, semuliki National Park, Kibale forest National; Park, Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls National Park among other species of mammals. This means that your bird watching safari in Uganda will be so wonderful.

What is the best time to go for Uganda bird watching safaris?

Uganda bird watching safaris ate open and done all the year around, this means that you can travel to Uganda and enjoy the Uganda bird watching safaris. However, the best birding season in Uganda is from October to March. Usually the bird watching safaris are clearly done during the rainy season when the vegetation is green and when it’s the breeding season for the birds. In Uganda, the October to March is also the best time when we the permanent birds in Uganda are joined by the migrant birds and true when the time when you will see the wonderful birds, therefore, when planning your Uganda bewitching safari trip, you must not forget to plan this safari during the wet season but here at Africa adventure vacations, we are here to provide you with the best.

What to pack for your bird watching in Uganda?

While planning for your Uganda bird watching safaris, you need to make sure that you pack some of the better and good items that will help you to have the wonderful birding experience in Uganda during this wonderful activity. Some of the items that you should not leave behind while coming for your Uganda bird watching safaris and these include the packing the cameras with strong batteries to help you take photos, you need the hiking boots because at time you need to walk on foot, binoculars are essential during bird watching safaris, insect repellant, the birders list book or the note book, and all the items that you need to have the wonderful experience.

Why use Africa Adventure Vacations for your bird watching safari in Uganda

Africa Adventure Vacations is a local company based in Uganda but operate in East African countries that include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, south Sudan, Democratic republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and south Africa and we have over 10 years’ experience helping clients especially those who wish to take their vacation in East Africa including wildlife birding, beach, gorilla, culture of Africa. We provide services such as the booking for the park entrance fees, booking for the accommodation facilities, organizing transportation to the clients all done is shortest period of time.in other words, we arrange for the whole inclusive safari package to Africa.  We organize other wildlife packages to all of the above mentioned countries including the gorilla packages to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo and any other African Country. Therefore, you should not hesitate to choose us to be your bird watching safari in Uganda

List of Uganda Bird Species

The following is a list of Uganda bird species for bird watching activities in Uganda;

Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus, Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus, African Gray Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus, White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri, Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides, Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus, African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata, Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae, Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscate, Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica, Chapin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu, African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta, Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi, Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata, Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini, Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens, Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis, Gray Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus, European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca, Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis, Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata, White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellate, Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax, Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis, Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis, Thrush Nightingale Luscinia Luscinia, Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti, Archer’s Robin-Chat Cossypha archeri, Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter, Gray-winged Robin-Chat Cossypha polioptera among others. A number of other bird species can be sighted in Uganda on your birding safaris in different spots. Feel free to inquire with our safari planning team

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