This is a Uganda’s birding safari that explores the best of Uganda’s Important Bird Areas as w ell as other places of interest from montane vegetation to equatorial rain forests and wetlands.
This is a common site for those interested in birding especially close to the city. Here you will find African water/Swamp bird species like shoebill stork, pink-barked pelican, long-tailed cormorant, saddle-billed stork and marabous and others. Thereafter you will proceed to Lake Mburo National Park where you will be able to see several species including the conqui francoin, the blackheaded squacco, kingfisher, red-naked spurfowl, temminck’s courser, black bellied bustard and African wattled lapwing. More wild life can be seen as you do a game drive while entering the park including impala, waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, hippos and crocodiles.
Mgahinga National Park
Here birding safari is also popular where you will see most of the Albertine Rift valley endemic species including; the Handsome Francolin, Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, White-starred Robin, Equatorial Akalat, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Banded Prinia, Grauer’s Warbler, Chestnut-throated Apalis.
Echuya forest reserve is ranked among the top 10 birding spots in Uganda together with Muchuya swamp which consists of over 100 bird species recorded. Birding here can be rewarding with a variety of bird species including Dwarf Honeyguide, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Regal Sunbird, Doherty’s Bush-Shrike, Montane Oriole, Strange Weaver, Brown-capped Weaver and the Strange Weaver.