Top 10 Ugandan Birds| Birding in the Pearl of Africa

Top 10 Ugandan Birds| Birding in the Pearl of Africa

Uganda is a rich birding destination in Africa with over 1010 species recorded and most of these bird species only survive only in the tropical forests and some of the places you can spot these birds in Uganda are Bwindi impenetrable national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kibale national park, Murchison falls national park, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary  among others.

The Shoebill.

The shoebill is one of the most sought birds by birders in Uganda and Africa .the shoebill is a slow bird by nature compared to other birds with a whale head and is common in marshy areas with dense vegetation with fresh water.

The African Green Broadbill.

Top 10 Ugandan Birds The African Green Broadbill.
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Sometimes known as the Grauer’s Broadbill is one of the sought after birds by birders in the world. The only challenge is the are hard to find. These birds are very common in the Rift Valley in the Albertine. 

The Green-breasted Pitta.

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The Green-breasted Pitta can be found in the soggy lowlands in tropical forests and they are difficult to find.

The Great Blue Turaco.

Top 10 Ugandan Birds The Great Blue Turaco
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These are beautiful looking birds found in Uganda. One of the great places to see them is Kibale national park and the Bigodi swamp area they are hunted because of their beautiful feathers.

Shelley’s Crimsonwing.

Top 10 bird species in Uganda Shelley’s Crimsonwing.
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These are common in a narrow part of the Albertine Rift Valley many birders have actually never seen this because they are a rare sight.

The Standard-winged Nightjar.

Top 10 Ugandan Birds The Standard-winged Nightjar.
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This bird camouflages with its brown mottled plumage during the daytime. Their feathers can stretch till 38 centimeters long.

The Short-tailed Warbler.

Top 10 Ugandan Birds The Short-tailed Warblerr
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The Short-tailed Warbler called the Neumann’s Warbler at times has a large head with a unique striped body these can be found in the forest vegetation because its habitat is mostly in the tropical areas.

The Doherty’s Bushshrike.

Top 10 Ugandan Birds The Doherty’s Bushshrike.
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The Doherty’s Bushshrike is often heard but never seen it silently moves about the thick underbrush the Doherty’s Bushshrike has outstanding colors which are green and have a cheerful red throat and forehead.

The Bar-tailed Trogon.

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The Bar-tailed Trogon has yellow feet and bill common to the other trogons with a far-reaching long tail with Females having brown heads and light cinnamon throat & breast while the males have blue-black heads, too orange a& or yellow patches below the eyes.

The Black-breasted Barbet.

Top 10 Ugandan Birds The Black-breasted Barbet

The Black-breasted Barbet are solitary birds that classically shell in tree openings

Uganda safaris Tours

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safaris

3 Day Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable

2 Days Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day Uganda Safaris

1 Day Rhino Tracking Tour at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

1 Day Jinja City Tour

1 day white water rafting adventure safari in Jinja on the Nile River

1 Day Kampala city tour

1 Day Lake Mburo national park tour – Wildlife safari.

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2 Days Jinja tour with White water rafting safari on the Nile River

2 Days Tree Climbing Lions Tour Queen Elizabeth National Park

2 Days Murchison Falls safari Murchison Falls National Park

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2 Days Chimpanzee tracking- Birding in Kibale national park Tour Bigodi swamp

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3 Days Big Five safari Rhino, Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes.

2 Days Murchison Falls safari Murchison Falls National Park

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2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls National Park

2 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari trip

3 Days Flying Gorilla Trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park.

3 Days Murchison Falls national park safari & Rhino tracking tour, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

3 Days Lake Bunyonyi Tour – Kabale, Uganda

Long Uganda Safari Tours

5 Days Kidepo Safari Tour

5 Days Gorilla tracking Safari, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth Trekking Tree climbing lions

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6 Days wildlife and chimpanzee tour – Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth

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5 Days Uganda Queen Elizabeth tour and Gorilla tracking Rwanda.

14 days wildlife culture safari in Uganda

8 Days Uganda wildlife and Rwanda Safari tour.

6 Days Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls tour safari in Uganda

7 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Safari

6 Days Gorilla tracking, Lake Mburo National park, Lake Bunyonyi and Volcanoes

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