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Birding in uganda

Given the fact that Uganda is located in the equatorial region, it is a country of extra ordinarily startling contrasts. Non of the African country can match its astonishing variance of habitats ranging from rich Savannah, vast wetlands, arid semi-deserts, montane rain-forests, lowland, volcanoes and an afro-alpine zone which all cover an altitude of 650 to 5000m.

This prosperity is reflected in the number of birds per square kilometer and it is seen as the highest next to non-in Africa. Although Uganda is a small country approximately 235,000 kilometers squared, it however boasts a national bird list of over 1008 species. This represents more than half the bird species that can be found in the whole of Africa. The birds can be seen in all the national parks, so where ever you choose to go, you will be satisfied with the variety of beautiful birds that Uganda boasts of.

Though Uganda has only one endemic bird (Fox's Weaver), 23 Albertine endemics occur here which are rarely observed elsewhere. These include the Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dwarf Honeyguide, African Green Broadbill, Archer's Robin-Chat, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer's Warbler, Collared Apalis, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, and Shelley's Crimsonwing among others. (from UWA)