Bird Watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great destination for bird watching in Uganda as it hosts 600 bird species. Lake Munyanyange adjacent to the park is a bird sanctuary as well as a migratory location for the lesser flamingo from August to November. Other areas for bird watching include the Kasenyi plains, launch cruise on the Kazinga channel, Kyambura gorge Mweya peninsula, Maramagambo forest, Katunguru Bridge, and various lakes in the park. Generally, every corner of the park is a great bird-watching area. The birds are relatively easy to spot and you can expect great photo shots as you explore the park and its environs.
Choice of Bird Watching Safari Holidays Combined with Wildlife Tours. Trips to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth national park is a bird watching haven with over 600 bird species and is an important Birding Area (IBA) according to Birding International. It has the highest number of birds found in any protected area in East Africa. The park has diverse habitats for birds from Savannah, numerous crater lakes, forests, and woodland.
There are different sections where you go bird watching i.e. Kasenyi area, Mweya peninsula, Maramagambo, and Kazinga channel. The bird species to look out for include, the African mourning dove, Swamp flycatcher, Grey-headed kingfisher, pin-tailed whydah, slender-tailed nightjar, and collared pratincole. Look out for the flamingos at the salt lakes of Katwe and Bunyampaka.