Bird Watching in Bwindi
For birdwatching enthusiasts and nature photographers, a day in Bwindi is worth a week in paradise. It is that good considering that Bwindi is highly rated as one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the world. It has 350 recorded bird species, 20 of which come across as the most sought in Uganda. This includes afro montane-forest residents such as Bar-tailed Trogon, African Green Broadbill, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Shelley’s Crimsonwing and Short-tailed Warbler.
Inside this lost world, you will find roaring rivers that are fed by cascades of crystal clear waterfalls. You won't get views of sorrounding farms as the trees are so high, but there is a lot to see within the forest. This includes 23 Albertine endemics like Blue-headed sunbird and Neumann's warbler. They are the easiest to spot because they love flaunting their beautiful feathers for all to see. They are mostly found in Mubwindi, a swampy section in Buhoma after which the park was named.
If seeing the Yellow-streaked greenbul, Western green tinkerbird and Black-billed turaco has been pending on your checklist, You Should Be Here (Bwindi). As you search for them, you will be astonished by the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the canopy.