Birding safaris in Uganda is one of the most famous on most travelers’ bucket lists. Uganda is home to several bird species with over 1090 bird species recorded in the country. These different species make up to 10% of the world’s total bird species population, Uganda is a perfect Birding destination for any bird lover out there.
Uganda’s conducive climate and location have attracted several bird species in the region and also from far as Europe that migrate into the country and spotting them on bird-watching safaris is guaranteed. The experience is really amazing as the jungles will keep you excited on your Uganda birding safari – you will enjoy the melodious singing of different bird species, watch them rest on trees, along the shores, and also have great opportunities for photography. Birding-watching Safaris in Uganda are famous on most travelers’ bucket lists when planning to visit the pearl of Africa and are a must-include for any bird lover when choosing a safari destination in Africa.
One of the reasons why you should go for a bird-watching safari in Uganda is that the country’s bird species population makes up 10% of the world’s total bird species population and the chances of spotting large numbers of birds are guaranteed.
The lush green vegetation is far much better home to these large numbers of bird species and spotting them can be guaranteed. Birding adventures in some of the birding destinations in Uganda like Mabamba wetland offer some of the unique bird-watching experiences.
There is an opportunity to spot some of Uganda’s endemic bird species while on your Birding safaris in Uganda. Uganda holds over 20 different endemic bird species that can only be found in Uganda, especially the Albertine endemic bird species that can be spotted on safaris in Uganda.
Bird Watching safaris in Uganda offers exceptional experiences that will leave you amazed. Our tailor-made packages will let you explore Uganda in all rights. Birding safaris in Uganda can be combined with other safari activities like Boat safaris, particularly near the banks of several water bodies, and on nature-guided walks in the forest and wetland. The most thought species include the Shoebill stork, Lesser Flamingoes, and Jacanas among others.
The other commonly spotted Bird species in Uganda include; Thick-knees Shoebill, Rails, gallinules, coots, Finfoots, Cranes, Egyptian plover, Stilts and avocets, Oystercatchers, Plovers and lapwings, Painted-snipes, Sandpipers and allies, Buttonquails, Ostriches, Ducks, geese, and waterfowl, Guineafowl, New World quail, Pheasants, grouse, and allies, Flamingos, Grebes among others. All the above birdlife resides within the country’s wetlands, forests, grasslands, and woodlands. If you are targeting specific birds, we will be happy to offer advice.
What is the best time to conduct Bird Watching safaris in Uganda? Due to Uganda’s excellent climate, bird-viewing safaris can be enjoyed at any time of year; however, some seasons may offer better opportunities than others. From late May through September, when there is less rain and food is plentiful, is the peak time or season for bird watching. Your birding Safari should take place between dawn and 11 am, when birds are most active, and late in the evening when they are feeding before going to sleep, for better chances of observing a variety of birds. Choose us for your Ugandan birding Safaris, and you’ll have the best opportunities to see birds.