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Bwindi National park bird checklist

Bwindi National park bird checklist


Bwindi National park birding is usually at the Buhoma visitor center on several trails near the River Munyaga, the bird sites at the Neck and the Ruhija sector of the park which includes visits to the Mubwindi swamp as well as walks near the park offices and the neighboring farmlands.A Bwindi National Park bird checklist of the species at the Impenetrable park would include; Pink-footed Puff back, Waller’s Starling,   Jameson’s Antpecker, Yellow-fronted Canary, Archer’s Robin-chat, Dusky Twin spot, Brown-capped Weaver , Vieillot’s Black Weaver, Lühder’s Bush-shrike, Mackinnon’s Shrike, Blue Spotted wood dove, Tambourine dove, Handsome francolin, Crested Guinea fowl, Helmeted guinea fowl, African Goshawk, Sooty Falcon, Grey Crowned Crane, Great Blue Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Wood-owl,  African Pygmy-kingfisher, Double-toothed Barbet, Elliot’s Woodpecker, White-headed Saw-wing, Mountain Wagtail, Yellow-whiskered, African Flycatcher-chat, African Dusky Flycatcher, African Olive-pigeon, Ross’s Turaco, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Black Bee-eater, Grey-cheeked Hornbill, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Angolan Swallow, Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike, Ansorge’s Greenbul, White-throated Greenbul, Snowy-crowned Robin-chat, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Ruwenzori Batis, African Paradise flycatcher, African Broadbill, Cape Wagtail, White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher, African Hill-babbler, Doherty’s Bush-shrike and African Citril.

Most of the bird watching safaris at Bwindi are at the Buhoma area along the forest margins and on village paths or in the Ruhija section where forest birding and swamp birding takes place with knowledgeable local guides. The gem for forest birding at Ruhija is at the Mubwindi swamp where some rare Albertine endemics and lifers can be observed in their national habitat.