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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

BIRDING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

BIRDING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK  – UGANDA


Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers districts of Kisoro, Kanungu and Kabale in the South western part of Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, which has existed for over 25,000 years. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is worldly recognized as a haven for Gorilla safaris in Uganda
This forest is dubbed “Impenetrable” because of its thickness; the forest is a paradise for birds in Uganda, it is home to around 350 species of birds, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics. Bwindi National park offers some of the finest montane forest bird watching in Africa which any traveller undertaking a Safari in Uganda should not dare to miss. 
It is an irresistible destination for any experienced birder interested to do birding in Uganda because they can identify over 100 bird species in a day. The globally threatened species such as African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s Crimsonwing are also still in existence in Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
There are also other birds species like,
Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, Handsome francolin, Many-colored bushshrike, Mountain, Mountain-masked apalis, , Regal sun bird, Short-tailed warbler, Yellow-streaked greenbul, African Broad bill, Purple-breasted, Blue-headed and Regal Sunbirds, Short-tailed and Black-faced Rufous Warblers; Mountain-masked and Collared Apalis, Mountain Western green tinkerbird, and Many-colored Bush-Shrike, among others.
Where to stay on your birding safari in Bwindi National park, Uganda.                                            There are various accommodation facilities in Bwindi national park ranging from luxurymid range and Budget lodges, rustic bandas and campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services. There is even a possibility of a birder getting in contact with the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks
When to go for birding safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Uganda.
For any one hoping to do any birding safari in UgandaBwindi should be on every their itinerary for the birding in Bwindi is good year-round though usually at its best in March and September. 
June and July have the least rain while March and towards the end of May has the most. Because of the heavy rains, delays due to inaccessible roads and slippery hiking trails are bound to manifest which can limit your bird-watching time.  May and June is the main nesting period with plenty of food from late May throughout September. November to April is when the migratory birds are present.


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