Bird watching, in Uganda (Top Birds to see)

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Bird watching, in Uganda

Uganda is potentially one of the best bird watching destinations in the world with over 50% of the total birds found on the African continent. Inquire Now

Uganda has over 1057 bird species of which 27 need confirmation as they are bracketed in the Uganda Birds Atlas for reasons there in and so have been bracketed in this list. Inquire Now

Uganda has the same number of bird species as the whole of Europe, for its size (Carswell et al 2005) it can be seen as a splendid destination for bird watching.

Bird Watching takes place in National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, Forest Reserves, Important Bird Areas, Ramsar Sites, Private Homes and Compounds.

Do you enjoy birding? Checkout the key bird watching sites in Uganda;

  1. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  2. Echuya Forest Reserve
  3. Nyamuriro Swamp
  4. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  5. Rwenzori Mountains National Park
  6. Kibale Forest National Park
  7. Queen Elizabeth National Park
  8. Kyambura Wildlife Reserve
  9. Semliki Reserves.

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Must watch birds in Uganda;

Long-crested Eagle, the only bird with prophetic abilities

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It is believed that the Long-crested Eagle has prophetic abilities in foretelling marriages. You ask where you will get the bride or groom and the direction it turns is the source of the mate.

Marabou stork, the only bird with a Christian name.

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The only bird with a Christian name, Kaloli or Charles! Very common in most Ugandan towns and fishing villages on lakes in the Albertine Rift Region.  As a scavenger it is probably the most useful bird of all. In Uganda it is a common sight in the city center of Kampala, its biggest breeding colony in the world.

African Fish Eagle, The most Photographed bird?

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Most Elegant Eagle in the world and the most photographed. They can be seen in all fresh water lakes in Uganda, but for the best views, visit lake Mburo, Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Nile Valley in Murchison Falls National Park

Shoebill, Most exciting and sought-after bird by tourists in Uganda

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If you missed to see a dinosaur, you are not late! The shoebill still occurs in Uganda. It derives its name from the massive shoe-bill. It has gained superiority as the most exciting and sought-after bird by tourists in Uganda. They can be found in Murchison Falls National Park.

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