Uganda is one of the most visited destinations not only in East Africa but also in Africa by birders because of its easy access to the birding habitats; the country also has almost half of the African Bird species with the Fox weaver bird being the only endemic bird species. The country is gifted with a wide range of the bird habitants from the far semi desert vegetation in Kidepo valley national park down to the western rain forests in Bwindi impenetrable forest. With such vegetation diversification, Uganda is proud to be having ten national parks with just its small size and this has given a green light to birds to leave peacefully with little effect by human kind activities like settlement and agriculture. Focus East Africa Tours organizes both group and individual birding safaris from five days to 3 weeks birding itineraries with our great experienced birding guides, we do select the best easy destinations for one to view the best Uganda specials. Our itineraries cover the top birding destinations of: Mabamba Swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Murchison Falls National park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Kibale Forest, Semiliki, Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Mburo, Mabira Forest, Budongo Forest and others.
Uganda is a home of both Migratory and permanent resident birds with over 1060 bird species recorded in the country, they are both aquatic and land birds making Uganda to be a home of more than half of the African bird species with the most common thought birds like: the Shoebill, swamp flycatchers, papyrus gonolek, pied king fisher, Black kite and many more, African Green Broadbill, Shelley’s crimsonwing, Fraser’s eagle, blue-headed and regal sunbirds, black billed turaco, mountain-masked and collared apalis, Swamp flycatcher, red-throated bee-eater, Abyssinian ground hornbill, goliath heron, northern red bishop extra. Uganda receives more migratory birds every year from both Africa and European countries, Uganda is suited in the migratory path of the birds which move from Northern to Southern hemisphere making the country a breaking point for some rest before they continue with their journey to their final destination for instance during October one can site birds like Osprey bird from Finland, Swallows, white-winged black terns and others. Birds migrate due to several reasons like breeding, search for food, escape from cold winters and others and Uganda with its favorable weather conditions of sunshine with enough warth throughout the year makes it the best.