Bird Watching safaris in Uganda are famous on most travelers’ bucket lists when planning to visit the pearl of Africa. Uganda is home to over 1090 different birds which make up 10% of the world’s total bird species population. Birding Uganda safaris will grant you opportunities to spot some of the endemic, rare, and endangered species. Bird Watching safaris in Uganda are safaris that are done by tourists who are interested in different bird life found in the country. Bird Watching safaris in Uganda guarantees sightings of rare, endemic, and endangered birds.
Guide bird watching safaris into the country’s tropical rainforest, Wetland, grasslands, and woodland areas will help you learn the difference in bird species, especially in the way they choose their habitats.
Bird Watching adventure safaris in Uganda allows travelers to unfold the country’s hidden birding paradise spots, like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mabamba wetland, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park among others. You will grab opportunities to spot other resident wildlife present in the country especially when you go for bird watching safaris in the country’s National Parks.
Uganda hosts up to 24 of the Albertine rift endemic bird species with the rest found in DR Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Guide bird watching safaris guarantee sightseeing experiences in different locations. This is simply because our tour guides are very skilled and knowledgeable about different bird species and where you can spot them, Book with confidence. Uganda’s conducive climate all year round, abundant water sources, and diverse vegetation cover have played a significant role in attracting many bird species into the country.
Uganda has both resident and migratory bird species, which makes the pearl of Africa a must-visit destination for bird watching tours. Several bird species fly in from all over the world throughout the year thus great numbers can be seen in several birding destinations in Uganda.
Bird watching safari in Uganda with us will take you to several National Parks, forests, wetlands, grasslands, woodlands papyrus swamps, forests, Savannah, agricultural lands, woodlands, rocky ridges, and Afro-pine moorland. Bird Watching Tours in Uganda can also be done on Boat safaris, particularly near the banks of several water bodies, and on nature-guided walks in the forest and wetland. Let us help you plan your birding expedition and experience the best birding experience in Uganda.
Uganda has many bird watching sites however, the following destinations are the most thought of while planning a birding expedition to the country;
Mabamba wetland is a top bird watching destination that is known for its famous Shoebill. Mabamba wetland is located on the edge of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa. Mabamba wetland is a great bird watching site with an incredible number of bird species which include; the Shoebill Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, Swamp Flycatcher, Pied Kingfisher, Papyrus Gonolex, Black-headed Heron, African Open-billed Stork, Black Kite among others. Experts to Mabamba look out for the famous giant Shoebill Stork.
On top of the incredible wildlife in this safari park, Queen Elizabeth is also a great home to birdlife. the National Park has over 600 different bird species that can be spotted on your Uganda Bird watching tours. The commonly spotted birds in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park include; lycatcher, African Skimmer, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Black-headed Gonolek, Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, Sedge Warbler, White-winged Terns, and Grey-capped Warbler among others.
Murchison Falls National park is Uganda’s largest National Park and the most famous and visited by many tourists. On top of the various wildlife species in the park, there are also about 450 different bird species registered here. the commonly spotted on birding expeditions in the park include; Goliath Heron, Swamp Flycatcher, Abyssinian Ground Horn Bill, Red-throated Bee Eater, Northern Red Bishop, African Quail Finch, Giant Kingfishers among many others
Bird Species in Uganda – what to expect on Bird Watching safaris in Uganda
Uganda has a rich number of bird species, with up to 1090 registered in the country. Some of the commonly spotted birds in Uganda include; Thick-knees, Shoebill, Rails, gallinules, coots, Finfoots, Cranes, Egyptian plover, Stilts and avocets, Oystercatchers, Plovers and lapwings, Painted-snipes, Jacanas, Sandpipers and allies, Buttonquails, Ostriches, Ducks, geese, and waterfowl among others. All the above birds in Uganda can be spotted in different environments within the country (wetlands, forests, grasslands, and woodlands).
What is the best time to conduct Bird Watching safaris in Uganda?
Due to the favorable climatic conditions in Uganda, Bird watching safaris can be done all year round, however specific periods of the year may be more favorable compared to others. The best birding time is often between dawn and 11 am when birds are most active. Choose us for your Bird Watching safaris in Uganda and have the best safari experiences.