Birding

Mweya is an Ornithologist's Paradise

Varied habitats in Queen Elizabeth National Park – lakeshore, swamp, grassland and forest – support a remarkable 612 species of birds – over 60% of the 1,008 species of indigenous and migratory birds recorded in Uganda.

Highlights include the Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Shoebill, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lark and Verraux’s Eagle Owl. Forest species including some less common species from the Congo basin can be located in Maramagambo Forest.

Amongst the discerning ornithologists, Uganda has for long been the best kept secret in terms of its plethora of bird species with over 1,000 on record.