UGANDA BIRDING GUIDE



If you're a birdwatching enthusiast, then you need to plan a birding tour to Uganda;

You will find Uganda an indispensible birding destination on the African continent.

Uganda Bird Guides: The Uganda Crane

The country is not only endowed with unsually high numbers of bird species, over 1000, but you will also find it easier to access several bird-rich habitats while in Uganda than you would in any other African country.

Therefore, birds can be watched anywhere in Uganda but some areas present with unique opportunities, these are Lake Victoria Basin, the Albertine Rift Valley and the Kyoga Basin.

In this Birding Safari guide we share with you some useful infomation about Uganda birds that will help you plan a truely memorable Birdwatching Safari to Africa.

You will find

  • A list of common Uganda birds
  • Where to find them and
  • Some interesting features about each bird


Where to find the Birds of Uganda?

The most alluring tourist site in terms of localized Bird species is Semuliki Wildlife Reserve, closely rivaled by Budongo Forest, Kibale National Park and Bwind Impenetrable Forest National Park.

However, in practical terms, you will probably find Kibale Forest as the single best birding destination for viewing forest birds in Uganda.

Kibale derivies its birding fame from the proficiency of its Bird guides who will walk you through the Forest and the nearby Magombe Swamp during your Birdwatching tour.

Tip

Unfortunately, most forest birds are very secretive, and you will find it difficult to get even a glimpse of them in the dense undergrowth in the forests, let alone a clear enough look to identify the birds.

In fact, you're likely to identify more bird species in 15 minutes at Backpackers’ Hostel in Kampala than you would in an afternoon's forest walk at Semuliki.

Therefore, if you're a first time visitor to Africa, you're better off concentrating on locations other than forests to be able to see a range of Uganda Birds.



Enjoy Planning with Our Interactive Map of Uganda Birding Sites

Click on any Uganda Birding Site on the side bar menu on your right and we shall fly you to the exact spot where you will find that Birdwatching Site on the Map of Uganda.

Use the Control Buttons on the Left of your map to Zoom in to your Birding Site and find more details.

You can also click the Hybrid button at the Top right hand conner of your map to view even more interesting details about the area surrounding your Uganda Birding Site.

You will find this Uganda Birdwathing Map indispensible when planning how you will travel to the different birding sites in Uganda during you birdwatching tour.





Interesting birdwatching spots in Uganda include:



Common Birds in Uganda from A to Z

There you go...

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



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B

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C

  • Chestnut-bellied wattle-eye
  • Chestnut-capped flycatcher
  • Chocolate backed kingfisher
  • Common ostrich
  • Coucals

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D

  • Denham’s bustard
  • Double throated barbet

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E

  • Eastern grey plantain-eater

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F

  • Flamingos
  • Forest/white headed wood-hoopoe
  • Fork tailed drongo

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G

  • Grant's Bluebill
  • Giant kingfisher
  • Goliath heron
  • Great blue turaco
  • Green breasted pitta
  • Green headed sunbird
  • Grey capped warbler
  • Grey crowned crane
  • Grey throated barbet
  • Grey-headed negro-finch

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H

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J

  • Jackson’s francolin

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K

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L

  • Lagden’s bush-shrike
  • Lappet faced vulture
  • Lilac breasted roller
  • Long tailed nightjar
  • Long-crested eagle
  • Luhder’s bush –shrike

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M

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N

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O

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P

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R

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S

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T

  • Tit hylia

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V

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W

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Y

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