Birding in Bwindi
Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a refuge for birds in addition to being a place to go gorilla trekking. The park is completely covered by the thick rain forest’s great biodiversity, which includes 360 bird species overall, 23 of which are native to the Albertine Rift. Without a shadow of a doubt, the park is one of the best locations in Africa for birdwatching, offering a full day of immersion in the bush while you enjoy the beautiful melodies and noises of the birds.
Best time for birding in Bwindi National Park
The greatest months to go birding in the park are from March through September, when the paths are usable. However, you can go birding there any time of year. When food is in ample supply and migratory birds are present from November to April, the months of May and June are when the bird breeds. It is important to keep in mind that birding is best done in the morning after a hearty meal to fulfill your appetite.
Through the three main routes of Buhoma waterfall, Mubwindi swamp (Ruhija), Bamboo zone, Ivy River, and Kashasha, birders can explore the Bwindi forest. Bird watchers can observe the following species of bird at the park:
- Wallers Starling.
- Handsome Francolin.
- Strange Weaver.
- Western Green Tinker bird.
- African Olive- pigeon.
- Ruwenzori Batis.
- Grey Crowned Crane.
- Crested Guinea fowl.
- Tit Hylia
- Brown chested alethe
- Brown snake eagle
- Cassin’s Flycatcher.
- Cape Wagtail
- Brown- Capped Weaver.
- Grey Cheeked Hornbill.
- Black Bee eater.
- African Pygmy- kingfisher among others.
How to behave while Birding in the forest
It is always crucial to take the following factors into account if you want to see and photograph the birds in the forest clearly.
- Avoid getting lost and making mistakes in the forest by according to the guide’s instructions.
- As a good birder does not chase birds out of their nests, they emerge on their own volition, control your movement while in the forest to avoid chasing the birds.
- Avoid actions like running when they are not necessary because they also have a tendency to scare away the birds.
- Flash photography is discouraged since subjects can easily flee, particularly during the breeding season.
- Do not dump trash in the forest; everyone who travels should prioritize conservation.
For more information regarding the Bwindi’s bird list, feel free to get in touch with Gorilla Expeditions for immediate assistance. We assure you never fading memories.