Come Bird Watch in Uganda

Uganda is a birder's paradise.  Over half of all bird species in Africa can be found in Uganda making it the richest African birding destination.  Even within the surroundings of the capital city Kampala, you can record nearly 300 species in a day, and all this is thanks to the richly diverse of habitats from the scenic shores of Lake Victoria to the lush forests of the Albertine Rift and the banks of the mighty Nile River. Though Uganda has only one Endemic bird (Fox’s Weaver), 23 Albertine Endemics occur here and are difficult or even impossible to find somewhere else.

These are Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dawrf Honeyguide, African Green Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, and Shelley’s Crimsonwing.

Uganda is a birder’s paradise. The record for the number of species recorded in a three-week period is 665! Don’t miss the rare, prehistoric–looking Shoebill. Uganda also offers the friendliness of the Ugandan people, incredible safaris, mountain gorillas and cultural tourism attractions found nowhere else in Africa!

This website is designed to help avid birders and all visitors plan their visit to our lovely country and explore all of the natural treasures that Uganda offers.  Our Birding in Uganda section highlights hotspots around the country, the Build an Itinerary section connects you to tour operators specializing in birding itineraries, and the Birding Resources section provides everything you will need to get that life lister you've been looking for!