Birding experience in Bwindi
In addition to the gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest, the birds are also incredible creatures to see in Bwindi forest and it ranks as one of East Africa’s best regions for birdlife and birdwatching. Uganda offers easy access to bird-rich habitats that are difficult to reach elsewhere. From Bwindi in Uganda, you will have fantastic birdwatching opportunities. Head out with your knowledgeable guide to spot many of the fascinating birds that call this forest home.
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest contains some fantastic habitat for a variety of birds and there are around 350 different birds recorded with 23 birds only found in this region. This means the forest is home to 90% of all Albertine Rift endemics. Some bird species include; African Wood Owl, Handsome Francolin, Regal Sunbird, African green broadbill and many more.
A good and well experienced bird watcher can identify as many as 100 bird species in only one day.
Drier months are said to be the best months to visit Bwindi, but birders may prefer the wetter months for a higher chance of seeing more bird activity.
Within Bwindi National Park, Birding is conducted along the Buhoma Waterfall Trail, the bamboo zone as well as the Mubwindi Swamp trail within Ruhija.
Besides birding Safaris, Uganda offers several other adventurous activities which you can enjoy on your Uganda safari tour including; gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, cultural safaris, chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, game drives cycling, bungee jumping, mountain climbing and white-water rafting.
A Rwanda safari tour is also a great package for you to experience birdwatching activity in Akagera National Park.