Uganda’s Birding Hotspots
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED BY THE SPEAKER DUE TO AN UNEXPECTED CRISIS
Uganda has a total of 1066 bird species as of 2020, of which 66 are accidental or introduced, but this is still an incredible avifaunal diversity for a relatively small country. Some groups, such as the turacos with an amazing 10 speces, of which the Great Blue Turaco is commonly encountered in Uganda. Surely one special is the difficult to find Green Breasted Pitta which Harriet rediscovered in 2005. With an abundance of marshy areas, water birds and waders abound, including the bizarre shoebill, which is related to the hammerkop and gets its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Then there are localised species such as the African Green Broadbill, which you can only see in Bwindi National Park. A striking species is Doherty’s Bushshrike, as is the Bar-tailed Trogon that is found in high-altitude forests.
Harriet takes us on a journey of Uganda’s amazing bird richness across a number of national parks and conservation areas including:
- Ten National Parks
- Twelve wildlife reserves
- Thirteen wildlife sanctuaries
- Five Community wildlife management
If you have any interest in birding in Africa, this webinar is not to be missed.