Bird watching in Queen Elizabeth| Birding Queen Elizabeth
Bird watching Queen Elizabeth :
Birdwatching in Queen Elizabeth – Queen Elizabeth National park offers great birding opportunities and is Uganda’s well-known birding destination. The park has 600 bird species that cannot easily be spotted in any other part of the African continent
Inaddition ,Uganda has 1010 bird species which will make a birding and Uganda safari worth your while book your birding safari with Amani Apillar safaris.
Uganda National parks are the biggest habitat of most bird species in the country.
The park is situated in Rukugiri district in southwestern Uganda covering a total land area of 1 978 sq km. Queen Elizabeth National park stands on altitude of 900 meters above sea level adjacent to Lake Edward.
Queen Elizabeth National park offers great habitats that favor bird life like Open woodlands, lakes seasonal, rivers, open grassland and permanent swamps.
The park has aquatic birds like the White-faced Whistling, Squacco Heron, Spur-winged Plovers, Fish Eagle, Pink and white backed Pelicans,African Jacana, Yellow backed Weavers, Long tailed Cormorants, open-billed Stork, Wattled Plovers, the Black Crake, Water-Thick knee, Pied kingfishers, and the Knob-billed Ducks along the impressive Kazinga Channel in the park.
Additional prominent species include the malachite, African fish eagle, swamp fly-catcher, black-ramped buttonquail, verreauv’s eagle-owl, black bee-eater, Collard Pranticles, papyrus canary,squacco heron, Martial Eagle, Black- rumped Buttonquail African Skimmer, long-tailed cormorants, White winged terns, White-winged Warbler, Grey-headed kingfisher, papyrus gonolek, shoebill, African skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, and the thin-tailed Nightjars, Papyrus Canary.
Hiking downthe verdant gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park will unveil to you a diversity like the Grey Wood pecker, Hairy breasted Barbet, speckled Tinker bird, black and African Emerals Cuckoos.