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Birding in Uganda

Birding in Uganda, involves looking and watching of different bird species using naked eyes, or different visuals. Uganda is a birding paradise boasting a massive bird list of more than 1000 recorded bird species making up 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the world species.

shoebill Stork Bird
shoebill Stork Bird

Birding may lead you to discover and acknowledge relationships within nature, to understand patterns, seasons, changes in the environment, furthermore it may also help you in answering questions regarding climate change and migration routes.

Best spots for birding in Uganda

Uganda as a country has over 34 different bird species, all found in various areas. Among the areas are some of the best spots for birding;

Mabamba Swamp at Lake Victoria

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Semiliki National Park

Kibale National Park, and Rwenzori Mountains National Park

What it feels like birding in Uganda.

Like any other justifications from the many travelers, Uganda is known to be the Pearl of Africa, which means it has got a variety of interesting things.


When it comes to birding, Uganda feels like a paradise. There are very many bird species but the most common include;


Green Breasted Pitta

Rwenzori Turaco

African Green Broadbill

Brown-chested Lapwing

Jameson’s Antpecker

Nahan’s Francolin

Black Bee-eater

Karamoja Apalis

Puvel’s Illadopsis

Although bird watching can be done all year round, the weather can be a limiting factor for some birders. The best time for bird watching would be the dry season in most of the parks between January to February and June to August.

The trails are dry and not slippery thus trekking can be easy. You will also have enough time for bird-watching. However, some would say the most ideal time is between late May to September, when there’s less rain and the food is abundant.

From November to April, migratory birds can be found in the parks. Birding is best done early in the morning and it’s easy to spot many bird species at that time. The parks tend to be crowded in the high season with many visitors coming in between June to September.

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Uganda wildlife by inspire safarisug_voltures

Surely, this is such an interesting activity. One should not afford to miss it, however, Inspire African Safaris one of the best travel agents to entrust your safari with, it also offers discounts on different packages, more so if you feel your budget is less than the exhibited one, feel free to contact the team because they can do negotiations.

Knowledge of the self is perhaps the most truth we will ever be able to glean in a capricious world of darkness, evil, and ignorance. Make your travel dream come true.

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