Uganda, an Ideal Habitat for a Variety of Birds
Uganda’s remarkable avian diversity (over 1000 species within an area the size similar to that of Great Britain) can be attributed to its location between the East African Savannah, West African rain forests and semi-desert of the North. Uganda offers easy access to bird-rich habitats that are difficult to reach elsewhere. Uganda is a prolific and one of the best birding destinations in Africa. It is the ideal habitat for a variety of birds. It’s gifted with serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light to the massive lumbering wildlife.
The following species are regarded by birders as special and these include; shoebill, nahan’s francolin, brown-chested lapwing, Ruwenzori turaco, montane night jar, short- tailed warbler, stripe-breasted tit, Ruwenzori’s batis’,purple- breasted sunbird, strange weaver, dusky crimsoning, Shelley’s crimson wing, red throated alethe, kivu ground thrush, African green breadbill, green-breasted pitta, karamoja apalis, puvel’s illadopsis and jameson’s antpecker Short-tailed Warbler, Blue-headed Sunbird, Black billed Turaco, Yellow eyed black flycatcher, Black bee-eater, and Kivu ground Thrush, Garners Warbler, Bar-tailed blue Trogon, Africa blue and white-tailed blue flycatchers and Red-headed bluebill, black-headed heron, cattle egret, hamerkop, marabou stork, hadada ibis, black kite, African fish eagle, long crested eagle, helmeted guineafowl, red-eyed dove, ring-necked dove, eastern grey plantain eater, white browed coucal, African palm-swift, little swift, speckled mouncebird, grey-headed sawing, African pied wagatail,common bulbul, little green bul, tawny-flanked prinia,swamp flycatcher,scooty chat, African paradise-flycatcher, scarlet-chested sunbird, grey-backed fiscal, pied crow, rueppell’s glossy-starling, grey-headed sparrow, baglafecht weaver, ostrich, goliath heron,hammerkop, Egyptian goose, comb duck vieillot’s weaver, golden- backed weaver, red-billed quelea’ black-winged bishop, orange( northern red) bishop, African firefinch, bronze manikin, pintailed wydah, yellow-fronted canary and many others. Book your birding Safari to Uganda with Terrain Safaris. We have a well-trained team of birding guides working on birding safaris to different birding habitats/ areas in Uganda. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire for detailed itineraries, we always aim at perfecting your safari and exceed your expectations. Whether you are traveling alone, family or with a group of friends at Terrain Safaris Uganda, we have packages that fits your budget and interests.