Bird Watching

Over half of all bird species in Africa are found in Uganda, making it one of the richest birding destinations on the continent. Crammed into this beautiful country is an astonishingly rich diversity of habitat: from the scenic shores of Uganda's many great lakes to its vast untouched wetlands; from the forests of the albertine rift to the banks of mighty Nile, One Village Tours knows where the birds are to be found.

photo of a flock of the grey-crested crane
Uganda's national bird, the Grey Crested Crane

Though Uganda has only one endemic bird (fox's weaver), 23 albertine endemic birds occur here which are rarely observed elsewhere.

These include the handsome crested francolin, great blue turaco, standard-winged nightjar, dwarf honeyguide, African green broadbill, shoebill, Archer's robin-chat, green-breasted pitta, Grauer's swamp warbler, African fish eagle, short-tailed warbler, highland & little rush warblers, Doherty’s bushshrike, Malachite kingfisher, strange weaver, black-breasted barbet, blue-breasted bee-eater and Uganda’s national bird, the grey crested crane. 

The recorded number of bird species in Uganda exceeds 1000 species, so pack your binoculars, some sturdy shoes and your checklist, and challenge yourself to spot even more.

Great birding takes place in Mabira and Budongo forests, as well as Lake Mburo, Mganinga, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Semliki, Kibale, Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Parks.

Whether on foot, by jeep or by canoe, One Village Uganda will guide you.