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Bird Watching In Kibale Forest

Birding In Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale is a true birders paradises’ as it stands with 375 species including unique species like Nahan’s Francolin, blue-headed bee-eater, Cassin’s Spine tail and Masked Apalis, green breasted pitta not forgetting the Prigogine’s ground thrush.

The Uganda safari destination of Kibale National Park is a true birders haven. With 375 species of birds and more 138 bird species thriving in the adjacent Bigodi wetland extension, the Kibale National Park and its environs are a rich birding destination that can entice the birders to undertake birding safari tours to Uganda.

The birding encounters commence at Kanyanchu and the park has got distinguished ranger birders that are determined to take you through the birding experience or else private bird guides that are well conversant with the forest and its environs can be hired to guide the clients through the activity.

The activity commences at 7am from Kanyanchu tourism center and last for half day or the full day depending on the interest of the clients.

The birding encounter in Kibale National Park exposes you to a range of bird species including; Cassin spine tail, Nahans francolin, masked apalis and Red Winged Francolin, blue-headed blue eater, White-napped Pigeon, Crested fly catcher, Red- chested fluff tail, Green- breasted Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Yellow-billed Barbet, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Grey winged Robbin, White-spotted Flufftail, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Western Nicator, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Grey-winged Robin-chat, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Superb Sunbird, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Black Bishop, White-breasted Negrofinch, Black-crowned Waxbill and Bocage’s Bush-shrike among other birds. The birding experience in Kibale National Park is ideally carried out throughout the year though the seasons of March to May and from September to November are ideal. November and April present a rich ground for encountering migratory birds.

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