Wednesday, 8 March 2017

BIRDING SAFARIS IN UGANDA - SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK

BIRDS IN SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK - UGANDA BIRDING TOURS
Birds in Semliki National park
Bird life is especially spectacular in Semuliki National park with 441 recorded species, representing 40% of Uganda’s total bird species and 66% (216) of the country’s forest bird species. Semliki national park rose to fame as a birding destination in Uganda and East Africa because of being home to one of the most elusive species, the shoe bill stork
The bird list in this region is enhanced by the riverine habitat and a fringe of grassland in the east of the national park. There are numerous rare species, namely; 46 Guinea-Congo biome species which are found nowhere else in East Africa while another 35 can be seen in only two or three other places in Uganda. Five species are endemic to the Albertine Rift habitat. Species to seek out here include the Nkulengu Rail, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Piping Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, Red-rumped Tinker bird, African Piculet, White-throated Blue Swallow, Yellow-throated Nicator, Leaf-love, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Crested Malimbe, Red-bellied Malimbe, Blue-billed malimbe, Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Orange-cheeked Waxbill.
For the passionate birders, let Semliki national park be your one spot destination for birding tours in East Africa. 

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