The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is found in the 793 km2 Budongo Forest Reserve that lies at the edge of the Albertine Rift and is attached to Murchison Falls National Park in the south.  Named for its popularity as a traditional leisure stop-over for Uganda's royalty, the Royal Mile is a superb birding spot with many west and central African species, as well as a variety of sought-after key species. 

Key species that can be found here include:

  • African Crowned Eagle
  • Nahan's Francolin
  • White-spotted Flufftail
  • Sabine's Spinetail
  • Cassin's Spinetail
  • Blue-breasted Kingfisher
  • Chocolate-backed Kingfisher
  • Dwarf Kingfisher
  • Blue-throated Roller
  • Piping Hornbill
  • White-thighed Hornbill
  • Hairy-breasted Barbet
  • Yellow-spotted Barbet
  • Yellow-billed Barbet
  • Brown-eared Woodpecker
  • Yellow-crested Woodpecker
  • Spotted Greenbul
  • Fire-crested Alethe
  • Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat
  • Red-capped Robin-Chat
  • Lemon-bellied Crombec
  • Rufous-crowned Elemomela
  • Yellow-browed Camaroptera
  • Black-capped Apalis
  • Ituri Batis
  • Chestnut-caped Flycatcher
  • Grey-headed Sunbird
  • Western-black Headed Oriole