Luxury Bird Watching Holidays in Uganda
Though Uganda has only one Endemic bird (Fox’s Weaver), 23 Albertine Endemics occur here and are difficult or even impossible to find somewhere else.
The twelve National Parks found in Uganda offer a superb bird watching experience for bird watching devotees particularly in western Uganda where you find the most important and renowned bird habitat.
The most charming park to watch birds is the Semiliki Wildlife Reserve which is located at the bottom of the Albertine Rift with close to 400 different bird species among which are the Abyssinian hornbill, marsh tchagra, leaf love, improbable pennant-winged nightjars, raptors, standard winged nightjars, red-throated bee-eater and the shoebill.
Kibale National Park is a superb destination to watch birds with close to 360 recognized bird species and 4 not found in any other location through the whole of Uganda. These four rare species are: cassin’s spine tail, maked apalis, Nahan’s francolin and the blue headed bee eater. As of late, the green breasted pitta is also occasionally seen. Among the other varieties are the grassland species and the aquatic birds.
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest of all parks in Uganda and is an excellent bird watching destination with a recorded population of about 470 bird species including the shoebill stork and other aquatic birds and raptors found along the banks of the river Nile.
Queen Elizabeth National Park not only prides in having a the richest biodiversity, it is factually a true ‘Bird Paradise’ with a total recorded population of over 610 birds – this being the largest ever recorded number in the whole of Africa and the world at large. The park has 54 raptors that include woodland birds, aquatic birds and forest birds.
In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a total population of 355 birds have been recognized and recorded. 23 species of these are prevalent in the Albertine Rift, while 14 species are found nowhere else other than this park and among them are the African green broad bill, brown necked parrot, frazer’s eagle owl, tailed blue flycatcher and the white bellied robin chat.
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