Uganda Birding Tours

The country’s diverse landscapes and ecosystems provide ideal habitats for an enormous species including exotic forest birds to tall water cranes. The country is truly a heaven for bird lovers. There are many national parks offering a great birding view including Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Nyamuriro Swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Wildlife Reserve, Semliki Reserves, and more.

Following are few iconic birds of Uganda:

Shoebill Stork:

The bird got its name from the large bill that looks almost like a shoe, the bird looks quite old and weirdest.

Crested Crane:

Living among the grassy wetlands of Uganda, the crested crane is the national park of Uganda and features in the national park of the country.

Shelley’s Crimsonwing:

The most colorful bird that is quite slim and shy natured can be mostly spotted at Albertine Rift that borders the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Great Blue Turaco:

Widely believed by the locals that blue turaco brings good luck, is the most common bird that can be spotted in Uganda.

Marabou Stork:

This tall wading bird looks much wired due to its cloak-like wings, skinny legs and air sacs hanging down from the base of its neck. This is mostly considered as the ugliest bird of Uganda.

African Green Broadbill:

These small and elusive birds can only be spotted at the Bwindi National Park. With green feathers and light blue throat, the bird looks quite exotic and one of the rarest bird species of Uganda.