Why Birding in Uganda?
Uganda is a truly wonderful place, that will capture anyone’s heart as soon as they step off the plane. You’ll be greeted with wide white smiles from the locals and also greeted by an exceptional amount of wildlife!
Uganda is one of the few countries where not only can you witness the Critically Endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural environment but also where you can see an Endangered Chimpanzee troop in the wild. Uganda also (luckily for us birders), is home to a huge bounty of bird life! Uganda has only one true endemic bird species, the Fox Weaver, but don’t let that fool you, it is also blessed with having an impressive 23 endemic Albertine species as well as having over 1078 bird species in total! It’s also the best place in the world to see the prehistoric and fascinating looking Shoebill – one for any birders wish list!
Join us on a once in a lifetime birding tour as we take you across some Uganda’s wildest and most beautiful environments! From stunning pristine jungle to idyllic African savanna, Uganda truly has it all and rightly justifies why Sir Winston Churchill once called it – ‘The Pearl of Africa’
The Sustainable Birding Company’s Professional Bird Guides work in collaboration with local wildlife conservation NGOs and local on-site guides to find the very best birding hot spots Uganda has to offer. Most of which are Important Bird Areas sites and varying in different habitats
From the beautiful Mabamba Swamp near Lake Victoria to the bountiful pristine rain forest of Kibale National Park.
There’s so much Uganda has to offer, so join us on a Sustainable Birding and Photography Experience of a lifetime.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Semuliki National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Kibale National Park
Jinja 'The Source of the Nile'
Kidepo Valley National Park
Lake Mburo National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Mt Elgon National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Weather and Climate
Uganda being so close to the equator, there is little difference in temperature year round with no real winter or summer. However, the hottest months, Uganda’s ‘summer’ are in the months of January to February when the average daytime range is 24-33°C (52-91°F) with peaks of up to 40°C/104°F in the far north. The south has two Wet seasons: from mid- September to November and March to May. The Dry season from December to February means only that it rains less and the gorilla parks remain fairly wet during these months. The second Dry season – from June and July – is considerably drier. Still, with 1,000 to 2,000mm (39.4-78.7in) of rain every year, it can rain at almost any time. The north, including Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley, has one continuous Wet season from March to November and a more obvious Dry season from December to February.
Endemic Bird Species of Uganda
True endemic species
- Fox’s Weaver
Albertine endemic species
- Handsome Francolin (Francolinus nobilis)
- Rwenzori Turaco (Tauraco Johnston)
- Rwenzori Nightjar (Caprimulgus ruwenzorii)
- Stripe-breasted Tit (Parus fasciiventer)
- Grauer’s Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri)
- Red-throated Alethe (Alethe poliophrys)
- Kivu Ground Thrush (Zoothera tanganjicae)
- Mountane Masked Apalis (Apalis personata)
- Collared Apalis (Apalis ruwenzori)
- Grauer’s Swamp Warbler (Bradypterus graueri)
- Grauer’s Warbler (Graueria vittata)
- Neumann’s Warbler (Hemitesia neumanni)
- Red-faced Woodland Warbler (Phylloscopus laetus)
- Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher (Melaenornis ardesiacus)
- Rwenzori Batis (Batis diops)
- Purple-breasted Sunbird (Nectarinia purpureiventris)
- Regal Sunbird (Cinnyris regia)
- Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris stuhlmanni)
- Strange Weaver (Ploceus alienus)
- Dusky Crimsonwing (Cryptospiza jacksoni)
- Shelley’s Crimsonwing (Cryptospiza shelleyi)
- Archer’s Robin-chat (Cossypha anomala)
- Blue-headed Sunbird (Cyanomitra alinae)
- Dwarf Honeyguide (Indicator pumilio)
Conservation of Birds in Uganda through SBC
“Human’s share to nature can be attained in another objection where the little that should have been in place is destroyed and as a matter of love for nature Sustainable Birding company came up with a project to save the remaining percentage of nature where by a trip booked under Sustainable Birding company gets a percentage and funds the Non governmental organisations that help in conserving nature.
The company has also carried on projects to different schools and teach them the greatness of conserving for the next generation and this alone has been possible through the acceptance to travel with Sustainable Birding Company. We have a team of young guides whom they feel they are the best to spread the message and also conserve the little left for them and as a matter of fact all this can be supported through our clients who save their best to travel with us. We are very sure your constant travel with Sustainable Birding company is a step to save the last percentage of nature and wildlife”
Arshley – SBC Lead Ornithology Guide, Uganda
Book with us today and contribute to Bird Conservation!
By booking with us you are not only going to be actively helping the fight towards ethical and sustainable tourism but also having the best possible birding tour imaginable. It's a win-win!
Book today and have the time of your life!