Uganda Birding Beginner’s List: 100 key birds resident in various parts of Uganda.
At almost every level, the sheer variety of bird species in Uganda can be daunting, not only for first-timers to Africa, but also for bird enthusiasts familiar with other parts of the continent. So we decided to help you out with this Uganda birding beginner’s list that showcases 50 key birds resident in various parts of Uganda.
This Uganda birding beginner’s list details some common and/or highly singular birds that are likely to make an impact on Africa safari first-time visitors (or in some cases birders from elsewhere in Africa), whether or not they have any great prior interest in the study of birds.
Excluded from the birding list in order to keep things manageable are the 30-40 bird species whose Ugandan range is restricted to Semliki National Park, the country’s 24 Albertine Rift endemics and the true weavers.
Even allowing for these omissions, Philip Briggs, Andrew Roberts in their Bradt Travel Guides, preference was given to more common, striking and/or individualistic birds over the likes of greenbuls and cisticolas. For ease of reference, the plate number in Stevenson and Fanshawe’s Bird’s of East Africa book is provided at the end of each entry.