Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

While Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is perhaps most famous for being home to roughly half of the world's remaining population of endangered Mountain Gorillas, this 321-km2 national park is a superb birding site for any birder visiting Uganda.  Located in the far southwestern corner of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a biodiversity hotspot and is home to over 320 species of birds, many of which are listed below and 23 of which are endemic to this particular area of the Albertine Rift.  Birding enthusiats should be sure not to miss this great destination.

The key species here are:

  • Handsome Francolin
  • African Wood Owl
  • Rwenzori Nightjar
  • Bar-tailed Trogon
  • Black Bee-eater
  • Western Green Tinkerbird
  • Dwarf Honeyguide
  • Fine-banded Woodpecker
  • African Green Broadbill
  • Grey Cuckoo-shrike
  • Shelly's Greenbul
  • Yellow-streaked Greenbul
  • Red-throated Alethe
  • Archer's Robin-Chat
  • White-bellied Robin-Chat
  • Kivu Ground-Thrush
  • Mountain Yellow Warbler
  • Grauer's Rush Warbler
  • Red-faced Woodland Warbler
  • Short tailed Warbler
  • Black-faced Rufous Warbler
  • Grauer's Warbler
  • Chestnut-throated Apalis
  • Collared Apalis
  • Mountain Masked Apalis
  • Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher
  • Chapin's Flycatcher
  • Rwenzori Batis
  • Strip-breasted Tit
  • Tit Hylia
  • Purple-breasted Sunbird
  • Blue-headed Sunbird
  • Regal Sunbird
  • Lagden's Bush Shrike
  • Doherty's Bush Shrike
  • Montane Oriole
  • Strange Weaver
  • Brown-capped Weaver
  • Red-fronted Antpecker
  • Dusky Twinspot
  • Dusky Crimsonwing
  • Shelley's Crimsonwing