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Birds of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Listed under Birdwatching in Uganda.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park boats the Kazinga Channel linking lakes Edward and George, with hippos and superb waterbirds, whilst game-viewing in the park can include sightings of lion. leopard and giant forest hog, with tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector an added attraction. Bwindi-Impenetrable has 5 groups of habituated Mountain Gorillas that you can go to see with the local trackers and game guards, who do a fantastic job in getting the often more elderly and less mobile participants up to see these wonderful animals at very close range. it is not a cheap option, but the US$500.00 fee is going back into park and community funds and is money well-spent, giving an economic value to the habitat and improving its chances of being maintained despite extreme population pressures all round. Birding here is also fantastic, with Black Bee-eaters, Blue-throated Rollers, African Broadbill, Short-tailed Warbler, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, and Many-coloured Bush-shrike, whilst one of Africa’s most wanted and charismatic species, Grauer’s Green Broadbill, can be found in the nearby Mubwindi Swamp near Ruhija. Best of all, each area has expert and well-trained local bird guides available for hire, who know their local birds really well and are also very knowledgeable about mammals, trees etc. so you are in really good hands.

Written by  Phil Gregory.

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