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Bird list in Queen Elizabeth national park

Bird list in Queen Elizabeth national park: It is one of the best birding sites in Uganda with over 600 bird species in the savannah woodland vegetation

Bird list in Queen Elizabeth national park

Bird list in Queen Elizabeth national park: in western Uganda is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. The national park harbors over 600 bird species in the savannah woodland vegetation spread across the park. With all this number of birds, it has become a top birding destination for bird lovers who would want to see other wildlife species since the park also has 95 mammal and 10 primate species.

Bird list in Queen Elizabeth national park

Birds of Queen Elizabeth national park are seen in different areas of the park among these include Kasenyi area, Mweya area, Kazinga channel area, Lake Edward area, Lake George area, Ishasha area, Mweya peninsular area, Lake Kikirongo area, Katunguru bridge area, Katwe area, and even around different lodges.

These birds can be seen during a guided nature walk where armed ranger guides take birders to different areas of the bird, game drives, and boat cruises around Kazinga channel. In this article, we are going to list out a list of all bird species that are found within Queen Elizabeth national park.

List of birds in Queen Elizabeth national park

Spot the White-faced whistling bird species in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spot the White-faced whistling bird species in Queen Elizabeth National Park

White-faced whistling, blue-spotted wood dove, blue quill angler, harlequin quill, duck, heuglin’s francolin, lesser flamingo, fulvous whistling duck, African olive pigeon, Egyptian goose, garganey, hottentot teal, red-winged francolin, scaly francolin, great crested grebe, yellow-billed duck, African black duck, red-eyed dove, red-billed teal, white-backed duck, spur-winged goose, red-necked spurfowl, and red-necked francolin.

Africa pygmy goose, comb duck, Greater flamingo, Senegal coucal, heron, Mozambique nightjar, African crake, little swift, rufous billed heron, striated heron, allen’s gallinule, abidim’s stork, red-knobbed coot, common swift, black-crowned night heron, slender tailed nightjar, white-brown coucal, African black coucal, yellow bill, jacobin cuckoo, black crake, levaillant’s cuckoo, African palm swift, and great spotted cuckoo.

Mottle swift, freckled nightjar, shoebill stork, yellow-throated cuckoo, pennant winged nightjar, klaas’s cuckoo, African swift, African emerald cuckoo, alpine swift, little bittern, swamp nightjar, plain night jar, fiery necked nightjar, hamerkop, Diederik cuckoo, handsome francolin, mottled spine-tailed swift, scarce swift, great blue turaco, Nubian nightjar, squacco heron, lesser moorhen, little grebe, red chested cuckoo, white-rumped swift, crested guinea fowl, and African open bill.

Horus swift, sabine-tailed swift, dwarf bittern, black cuckoo, common moorhen, African rail, common cuckoo, African cuckoo, Marabou stork, African darter, yellow-billed stork, great cormorant, African sacred ibis, long-tailed cormorant, hilderbrandt’s francolin, dusky long-tailed cuckoo, intermediate egret, woolly-necked stork, African finfoot, Eurasian spoonbill, European white stork, water thick-knee, and eastern plantain eater.

Saddle billed stork, African spoonbill, great white pelican, nahan’s francolin, glossy ibis, grey crowned crane, white crested tiger, black-billed bustard, Madagascar pond heron, cattle egret, common quail, great egret, helmented guinea fowl, grey heron, black-headed heron, black billed turaco, denham’s bustard, buff-spotted fuff tail, white crested turaco, ross’s turaco, otididae, bare-faced go-away bird, goliath heron, and hadada ibis.

Purple heron, red chested fluff tail, black heron, little egret, white-spotted fluff tail, Eurasian thick-knee, Senegal thick-knee, spotted thick-knee, blue-headed coucal, pied avocet, black-winged stilt, grey plover, pacific golden plover, common ringed plover, little ringed plover, kittlitz plover, three-banded plover, forbe’s plovers Caspian plover, white-fronted plover, long-toed lapwing, spur-winged lapwing, and black-headed lapwing

Senegal lapwing, Speckled pigeon, , dusky turtle dove, crowned lapwing, African watt led lapwing, brown chested lapwing, African jacana, lesser jacana, greater painted-snipe, ruddy turnstone, black-tailed godwit, curlew sandpiper, temminck’s stint, sanderling little stint, great snipe, ring-necked dove, jack snipe, Namaqua dove, terek, common greenshank, afed pigeon wood sandpiper, and black-winged pratincole.

Rock pratincole, grey pratincole, emerald-spotted wood dove, black-headed gull, gray hooded gull, mourning collared dove, slender-billed gull, gull-billed tern, whiskered tern, common tern, Secretary bird, osprey, black-winged kite, European honey buzzard, African cuckoo hawk, African harrier hawk, palm nut vulture, Egyptian vulture, bateleur, black chested snake eagle, brown snake eagle, black-billed wood dove, and western banded snake eagle.

White-headed vulture, hooded vulture, tambourine dove, rupp ell’s vulture, lappet-faced vulture, bat hawk, crowned eagle, laughing dove, western bronze-napped pigeon, martial eagle, long-crested eagle, lesser spotted eagle, tawny eagle, steppe eagle, cassin’s hawk-eagle, booted eagle, ayre’s eagle, lizard buzzard, dark chanting goshawk, western marsh harrier, vinaceous dove, African marsh harrier, and pallid harrier.

Have great sights of grasshopper buzzard in Queen Elizabeth park

Have great sights of grasshopper buzzard in Queen Elizabeth park

Shikra, little sparrow hawk, African fish eagle, grasshopper buzzard, Narina trogon, rufous-breasted sparrow hawk, bar-tailed trogon, mountain buzzard, northern ground hornbill, speckled mouse birds, crowned hornbill, African pied hornbill, African grey hornbill, blue-napped mouse birds, common hoopoe, spotted eagle, African wood owl, white thighed hornbill, grey-checked hornbill, red chested owlet, and white-headed wood hoope.

Black scimitar bill, common barn owl, montagu’s harrier, pearl spotted owlet, Eurasian buzzard, verreaux’s eagle owl, common scimitar bill, lesser honeyguide, scary throated honeyguide, greater hooney guide, swallow bee-eater, Wahlberg’s honeybird, cinnamon chested bee-eater, rufous-breasted wryneck, golden-tailed woodpecker, green-backed woodpecker, buff-spotted woodpecker, brown-eared woodpecker, and piping hornbill.

Red-throated bee-eater, speckle-breasted-woodpecker, African thrush, little green bull, little bee-eater cardinal woodpecker, long-tailed hornbill, bearded woodpecker, yellow-crested woodpecker, elliot’s woodpecker, grey woodpecker, northern carmine eater, cut-throat finch, European beat eater, black saw wing, olive woodpecker, green wood hoopoe, grey throated barbet, red-chested cordon-bleu, specked tinker bird, and familiar chat.

Western green tinker bird, mocking cliff chat, olive bee-eater, red-rumped tinker bird, yellow-throated tinker bird, wire bibbed swallow, yellow fronted tinker bird, hairy-breasted barbet, red-fronted barbet, spot-flanked barbet, blue-breasted bee-eater, white-headed barbet, red-capped robin chat, double toothed barbet, capped wheatear, white-throated bee-eater, yellow-billed barbet, African broadbill, and southern carmine bee-eater.

Black cuckoo shrike, petti’s cuckoo shrike, red shouldered cuckoo shrike, western black headed oriole, eastern black headed oriole, African golden oriole, jameson’s wattle eye, brown throated wattle eye, black throated watt led-eye, red eyed shrike flycatcher, black and white shrike flycatcher, browned tchagra, blackcap puff back, brubru, red-tailed ant thrush, grey green buck shrike, fork-tailed drongo, velvet mantled drongo, and northern fiscal.

Sand martin, grey backed paradise flycatcher, banded martin, blue-checked bee-eater, red-billed paradise flycatcher, snowy crowned robin chat common waxbill, white tailed ant thrush, northern wheatear, crested malimbe, yellow mantled weaver, Angolan swallow, red-billed paradise flycatcher, lesser stripped swallow, green headed sunbird, little green sunbird, blue throated brown bird, olive sunbird, and blue-headed sunbird.

Holub’s weaver, mosque swallow, pale flycatcher, brown capped weaver, purple banded sunbird, barn swallow, Ethiopian thrush, plain green bull, variable sunbird, copper sunbird, pin tailed whydah, rock’s martins, fawn breasted waxbill, village indigo bird, bronze manikin, red tailed ant thrush, magpie manikin, black-faced quail finch, and northern house martin, grey

Best time for birding in Queen Elizabeth national park

The best time for birding in Queen Elizabeth national park is June to September when there is little or no rainfall as well as November to April when migratory birds are with in the park. There is always plenty of food for birds in Queen Elizabeth national park and the dry months will keep the trails dry and easily passable for birders to move comfortably around the park.

Bird lovers can still see several bird species in Queen Elizabeth national park in the rainy season of March to May and October to November but there is always too much rainfall. Lots of birds are everywhere in the park because it’s always the fruiting season so food is enough for these birds. The nature walk trails are muddy during the rainy season which slows the speed of birders and also limits their access to some places.

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