Birding Safaris in Murchison falls national park
Birding Safaris in Murchison Falls national park – The Park offers great birding safaris with its, unique bird species and a great ecosystem of savannah grasslands, woodlands, rainforests, Riverine vegetation which are habitats of different bird species
The park has over 450 bird species, endemic to the Albertine Rift valley region of Uganda like Ruwenzori Nightjar, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Handsome Francolin, Mountain Masked Apalis, Red-faced Woodland Warbler,Short-tailed Warbler, Red-throated Alethe, RwenzoriTuraco ,Collared Apalis, African Green Broadbill, Dawrf Honey guide,Regal Sunbird, Grauer’s Warbler, Purple-breasted Sunbird, RwenzoriBatis, Dusky Crimsonwing,Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Strip-breasted Tit, Strip-breasted Tit,Kivu Ground Thrush, and the Strange Weaver, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Blue-headed Sunbird and Grauer’s Rush Warbler and the sought after prehistoric bird, the shoebill stork can be sighted at the Albert delta.
Murchison falls national park birding safaris give you an opportunity to see the most rare birds in east Africa the illadopsis pulveli, Abyssinian birds, the yellow footed fly catcher, parmoptilla woodhouse , pitta reichenowi.
Birding in Murchison falls national park is done by Guided nature walks, Game drives, Boat launch trips, Hiking of Murchison falls among others. The common Birds in the savannah plains of the national park include; the Abyssinian ground hornbill, the marabou stork, the secretary birds, the open billed storks, the black bellied bustards, and the window bird among others.
Birding in Murchison falls national park can be done by nature walk through Budongo forest or River Nile, on a boat cruise in River Nile and some of the water birds in the Nile are the blue spotted doves, the African black crake, abdim’s stork, the white thighed hornbill, the dwarf kingfisher, the great blue turaco, among others
In the rainy months of November, April to May, Murchison falls National park receives migratory birds from Europe during the Europe’s Winter Months and Autumn. Visiting during the low season gives you opportunities to see these birds along the Nile River.
Birding in Murchison falls national park is all year round and the best birding months being January to march. Birding in Murchison falls national park in the rainy months of April to may and August to October makes most of the trails in the great birding spots slippery and impassable causing delays during the birding Safari in Murchison falls national park.
Birding is possible in the park but birds are clearly spotted during the dry season months of November to late February and July making your photography an amazing one with no weather interruptions.
In the rainy months you have access to guides for a longer time because of the fewer guests and the accommodation costs are lower because of the fewer Tourists during the time.