As with most of the recorded Uganda’s abundant bird-life of Over 1060 in number yet the numbers are still increasing including the migratory bird species from Europe or Asia during winter to Africa. Given the size of the country, the number has been exceptionally high.
Humman activities especially forest clearing have had a tremendous effect on the abundance and distribution of Uganda bird-life. some open country species, like the common bulbul and the mouse bird have been able to proliferate and to extend their distribution widely, but many forest species are now confirmed to the small relist patches of forest. Until now no species has been extinct, h
However, and birds are still abundant in most areas in Uganda. Unlike mammal hunting, bird hunting – except for some trapping of francolins and doves – is rare and even unknown in most traditional Ugandan cultures
one of the first impression for the Uganda’s abundant bird-life to most of the visitors, even the non-bird watchers, is shown just by the arrival of a visitor around Entebbe and Kampala. Small birds like sparrows, bright yellow weavers, metallic-blue starlings, and colorful sun-birds are everywhere, woodland kingfisher, broad-billed roller, black-and-white flycatcher, black-headed gonolek, and Heuglin’s robin chat are common garden birds. Large fruiting trees in the middle of Kampala attract black-and-white casqued hornbill, crowned hornbill, great blue turaco, and Ross,s Turaco. Abdin’s stork, black-headed heron, and hadada ibis are regular visitors on the golf courses. Large birds like marabou stork, hooded vulture, black kite and even the African fish eagle are rarely absent from the sky. The marabou, the largest of all storks in Africa but also the most repulsive with its large, fleshy pouch hanging from the neck, even breeds on some trees in the overcrowded city streets of Kampala.
The Uganda’s abundant bird-life also seen as many savanna species, however, are more or less restricted to specific vegetation types or Eco-climatic conditions: some prefer the moister woodlands, some are only found in dry or very dry habitats. Even if they are distributed widely outside Uganda, their distribution inside the country is often limited.
Uganda has ten National parks and all of them are bird heaven to watch the mentioned birds above, added on the list are the black headed olive-black, these parks include: Lake Mburo, Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki, Kibale Forest, Murchison Falls, Mount Elgon and Kidepo Valley National park, make up different species of Birds to Uganda safari
Tailored tours to Uganda are arrange on the basis of short and long programs, for bird lovers that come for a short time, will only see this around Entebbe and Kampala, with its surrounding areas. In Order to pleasantly enjoy this birding tour in Uganda visitors requires to stay longer by arranging a 24 days Uganda birding Tour or 15 days birding Safari program worthy the time to be with the birds.
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