Sunday, 12 July 2015

Memorable Bird and Butterfly encounter in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park-Uganda Safari News

birding - ugandaThough well-known as gorilla trekking destination in Uganda with an estimated 400 mountain gorillas which is roughly half of the world’s gorilla population, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a pivot for birding not only on Ugandan standards but also in the whole of Africa, and she is therefore the perfect place to carry out birding safaris in Uganda. The park’s diverse afro-montane lowland forest provides different types of habitats for hundreds of bird species. Among the 350 bird species which Bwindi boasts of, 23 are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley areas and 14 other species cannot be found anywhere else in Uganda.
Birders on Uganda safaris can expect to see species like the Handsome Francolin; Western Green Tinkerbird; Mountain-masked and Collared Apalis; Black-billed Turaco; Black and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters; Regal Sunbirds, Purple-breasted and Blue-headed; Mountain and Yellow-streaked Greenbuls; Many-colored Bush-Shrike, Black-faced Rufous Warblers; the cream-banded swallowtail; the Mountain and Yellow-streaked Greenbuls; and the globally threatened species such as African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s Crimsonwing, among others.
Gorilla treks along the Buhoma trailhead will expose you to the Short-tailed Warbler, and in the Ruhija region, tourists get the opportunity to see a great number of birds during the three-hour trail descending to Mubwindi swamp including the endemic and localized African Green Broadbill.
In addition to birds, Bwindi also accommodates about 200 butterfly species and among these include the 42 species which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley region. Tourists on a Gorilla Trekking Safaris and Tours may hike past or see with the aid of a guide a number of amphibians including the park’s camouflaged chameleons and a few of the identified 27 frogs species therein.
In nut shell, taking Ugandan safari to Bwindi Impenetrable forest exposes you to one of Africa’s oldest naturally diverse forests, alive with more than 220 tree species, 400mountain gorillas, than 100 fern species and above all the unique cultural encounter with the local Batwa community who are the traditional owners of the land occupied by the park.
Uganda Safaris /Uganda Safari News
Prime Uganda Safaris &Tours Ltd

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