The Royal Mile is found in the 793 km2¬†Budongo Forest Reserve that lies at the edge of the Albertine Rift and is attached to Murchison Falls National Park in the south.¬† Named for its popularity as a traditional leisure stop-over for Uganda’s royalty, the Royal Mile is a superb birding spot with many west and central African species, as well as a variety of sought-after key species.

Key species that can be found here include:

  • African Crowned Eagle
  • Nahan’s Francolin
  • White-spotted Flufftail
  • Sabine’s Spinetail
  • Cassin’s Spinetail
  • Blue-breasted Kingfisher
  • Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
  • Dwarf Kingfisher
  • Blue-throated Roller
  • Piping Hornbill
  • White-thighed Hornbill
  • Hairy-breasted Barbet
  • Yellow-spotted Barbet
  • Yellow-billed Barbet
  • Brown-eared Woodpecker
  • Yellow-crested Woodpecker
  • Spotted Greenbul
  • Fire-crested Alethe
  • Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat
  • Red-capped Robin-Chat
  • Lemon-bellied Crombec
  • Rufous-crowned Elemomela
  • Yellow-browed Camaroptera
  • Black-capped Apalis
  • Ituri Batis
  • Chestnut-caped Flycatcher
  • Grey-headed Sunbird
  • Western-black Headed Oriole