Friday, 24 February 2017


Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda 

The varied habitats of Uganda’s oldest forest mean it is the ideal habitat for a variety of birds, Bwindi impenetrable forest is one of the finest montane forest bird watching destinations in Africa, and is a must visit site for any birder travelling to Uganda. There are an estimated 350 bird species with 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) and 14 recorded nowhere else in Uganda. Globally threatened species such as African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s Crimson wing are also found here. Other birds include;
the Handsome Francolin; Black-billed Turaco; African Broadbill; Black and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters; Western Green Tinker bird; Purple-breasted, Blue-headed and Regal Sunbirds; Short-tailed and Black-faced Rufous Warblers; Mountain-masked and Collared Apalis; Mountain and Yellow-streaked Greenbuls; and Many-colored Bush-Shrike, among others.

Birding tours take place along the main trail, the Buhoma Waterfall Trail and along the bamboo zone and Mubwindi Swamp trail in Ruhija. 

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