Uganda is arguably the most attractive country in Africa to bird watchers, not just because of the unusual number of species recorded within its borders, but also because it offers easy access to several bird-rich habitats that are difficult to reach else where. Uganda’s remarkable avian diversity which is 1,008 species recorded in an area similar to that of Great Britain can be attributed to its location at a transitional point between the East African savanna, the West African rainforest and the semi-desert of the north.
Below is a Brief List of some Bird Speices
· Ostrich, It the World’s largest bird and its restricted to Kidepo Valley National Park.
· Pelicans, these are water birds and commonly found in Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
· African darter, it’s a snake bird with an elongated rufus neck extended in a serpentine fashion.
· Goliath heron, this commonly seen during boat trips in Murchison Falls NP.
· , This is a medium sized water bird seen on the Mweya Peninsula in QENP
· , This is the largest and most hand some of several storks usually seen in pairs on game drives in Murchison falls.
· , this is a Macabre carrion-eating stork common in rural and urban Environments especially in down town Kampala.
· , Unmistakable large grey swamp-dweller and is the main motivating factor behind many ornithological tours to Uganda. They are mainly seen in Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Mabamba Swamp and in Murchison falls.
· , astonishing and sociable pink-white algae eaters commonly seen in large concentrations in Katwe and Flamingo crater lakes in QENP.
· , Unique grey snake-eating raptor.
· Helmeted guinea fowl
· ; common in most wetlands in Uganda
· ; Uganda’s national bird common in swamps and grasslands
· ; they are mostly seen in any forested habitat.
· ; found I forested areas including Entebbe Botanical gardens
· Ross’s turacco
· African emerald cuckoo
· ; largest owl species in Uganda and mostly seen during night drives.
· ; mostly seen on the road to the top of Murchison falls after dusk.
· Giant Kingfisher.
· ; breeds in tall sandbanks on Lake Albert and the Nile below Murchison falls.
· Black and white casqued hornbill
· For-tailed drongo
· ; commonly found in Jinja and Murchison falls
· African Finfoot
· Jackson’s francolin
· Denhams bustard
· African skimmer
· Blue throated roller
· Black bee eater
· Forest/white headed wood hoope
· African pied hornbill
· Chocolate-backed kingfisher
· Papyrus gonolek