Birding in Uganda

Uganda is famously known as a birding paradise since it harbors over half of the bird species found in Africa which makes it one of the best birding destination in Africa. Around Kampala which is the capital city of Uganda, one can find over 300 species of birds in just one day. These mostly migrate from the shores of Lake Victoria, source of the Nile and from the Albertine Rift. The Pearl of Africa has several endemic bird species including the Fox’s Weaver and many other Albertine endemic species that are found in different parts of the country.

The diverse habitats in Uganda’s most ancient forest appear to be the perfect habitat for a diversity of bird species, with over 1000 species recorded.

The most common birding spots in Uganda include;

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