Bird Uganda with Bird Uganda Safaris

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Herbert Byaruhanga , affectionately known as “Papa” or father of tourism, is one of Uganda’s most distinguished bird guides. Black-chested snake Eagle with a snake at Matheniko Wildlife Reserve Eastern Uganda. Nature conservation is one of the core objectives of Bird Uganda Safaris.

Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill

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The Shoebill serves as the symbol of the magnificent wildlife experiences Uganda offers visitors, which may seem a bit odd. Nor is the Shoebill the national bird of Uganda. Having finally seen this iconic species, I can assure you that the experience wildly exceeds expectations.

Finding a Country First: Pectoral Sandpiper in Uganda

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After our two-week-long familiarity trip across Uganda, we ten visiting birders were tired. So we made our way to the grounds of the Uganda Wildlife Education Center , a former zoo that now rehabilitates injured animals. If he hadn’t seen it in Uganda it was a good bird!

Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

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Yes, we’ll be heading to Africa, more specifically the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda. You may remember back in 2017 when Nate participated in this trip or maybe you followed along in 2018 as the Birdchick dazzled us with her experiences there. Uganda boasts a checklist of well over one thousand species of birds and host of mammals, reptiles, and interesting insects. … The post Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda! Destinations Africa Uganda

A Brief Tour of Uganda, The Pearl of Africa

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By the time this post publishes, I’ll be on an airplane heading back to the United States following a truly remarkable two week visit to Uganda as part of a group of western birders visiting there to promote the inaugural African Birding Expo. While Uganda does not have the international reputation of its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania, the experience there is no less extraordinary – and in many ways, particularly for the birder, it’s even more so.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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I was trying to find that answer for a while and it turned into a very annoying experience. Uganda 1079 17. Yet, I would advise you to also consider Uganda. Cover photo: birders at Lake Mburo, Uganda; photo Mike Bergin.

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The Royal Mile: Birding Fit For a King

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If you are into amazing avian-dense trail experiences, you either want to bird Pipeline Road or want to bird it again. But this type of singular experience can be enjoyed in the Old World as well. Uganda definitely delivers all the fancy forest kingfishers you could want.

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Dreaming of Africa

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Directly under the Equator: southwestern Uganda! Phoebe Snetsinger had that experience while birding East Africa for the first time and seeing as many birds as she did in the US for the previous 50 years.). In “Where to Watch Birds in Africa”, Nigel Wheatley says: “In terms of its size, Uganda is the richest country for birds in Africa.” A travel guide for birders should be the “Bradt Guide to Uganda” written by Philip Briggs, who is a birder himself!

Birds for breakfast

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So, this one’s for free, if you have ever wanted to see an African Finfoot, go to Lake Mburu in Uganda. This species was common as muck at Mweya, a safari lodge in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. Birding Uganda Weaver Birds Weavers Sometimes the birds we see take a lot of work. I wouldn’t know about that myself, as I am a legendarily good birder who finds everything with no effort. Or I’m a legendarily lazy birder. One of those, for sure.

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Wrapping Up Birding Tourism February

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It was a fun month with posts from places as varied as Greece and Uganda, Costa Rica and India. Birding Experiences. Uganda. Bird Uganda Safaris.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of November 2019)

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While we’ve seen more than 150 amazing species in our first 48 hours attending the 3rd African Birding Expo and the pre-Expo familiarity tour of Uganda, one species stands as first among equals. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

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My Ten Best Birds of 2019

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I birded Uganda, which was my first time on the continent of Africa. I saw nine species of kingfisher while I was in Uganda. Such an unusual and reclusive species so close was a real thrill, and one the highlights of the entire trip to Uganda.

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Birding Tiaozini again – sponsored by the local government …

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While Mike and Corey – fitting for being real celebrities in birding cycles – get invited to far-flung places such as Uganda, minor local birders sometimes at least get invited to places nearby.

Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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Some of those “statistical errors” came as surprises to me, e.g. Cuba, Bolivia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Thailand (this is also a clear message to their tourism boards to invest more into promoting avitourism). They would like to experience it, but have no sufficient knowledge of its birding possibilities to choose one, or a few, instead of a continent as a whole. If I were answering those same questions, my answers would probably be Ecuador, Uganda and Thailand.

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Birding by Volunteering

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My third trip was six months spend working on a monkey project in the jungles of Uganda. Volunteering provides a very different experience to tourism though. In Uganda I would often cross paths with Chimpanzees as they went about their lives and I went about mine (which was living with a troop of monkeys). And come the new year I’ll be telling you all about my experiences this time around. Well, it’s official.

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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So, beside a lot of birds and the sunny sky, I want the coldest thing to experience year-round to be my beer. Uganda (987 / 1083). What are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why? I discovered this map a while ago, hidden somewhere at the not so easy to navigate BirdLife International’s website, and I have used it as my computer wallpaper ever since.

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The Storks of Africa

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They don’t often move into big cities, however Uganda’s capital, Kampala is an unusual haven for Marabous who use its high-rise building as roosts. It is quite a sight to experience hundreds of Abdim’s Stork dropping out of the skies from seemingly thin air, to gorge on burnt or fleeing insects and rodents. Black Stork in flight, Sululta Plains, Ethiopia by Adam Riley A subadult Shoebill, Murchison Falls, Uganda by Jonathan Rossouw And now to our honorary stork, the Shoebill.

Introducing the African Birding Beat

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The last wild population of critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis or Waldrapp is almost entirely restricted to Morocco Once you’ve joined our ranks and are a confirmed Afrophile, the next level of trips to consider would be: Uganda – Africa’s overlap zone; 1,000 bird species in a tiny country and Mountain Gorillas (spending time with these gentle giants is arguably the greatest wildlife experience on earth!); Friends, birders, and globe-trotters, lend me your ears.

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Book Review: Spillover – Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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He introduces ideas and slowly builds on them, staring with the outbreak of Hendra in people and horses in Queensland before moving the story to his own experiences of great ape die-off when he was covering Michael Fay’s Megatransect in the Congo Basin. And sure enough, the natural reservoir of Marlburg, an unpleasant relative of Ebola, was finally identified in was indeed a bat cave I had taken my parents to in Uganda.

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Africa’s Big Five and Little Five

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Prime destinations for seeing African Elephant in the wild include Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda. Image taken in Uganda’s Budongo Forest by Adam Riley Buffalo The big – to anyone familiar with the wilds of Africa, the Cape or African Buffalo is the most fearsome of all animals. Lions are most easily found in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

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Recent publicity about these remarkable tribes has resulted in tourists wanting to experience this wild land and its attractions for themselves. Even more so, was locating a family of Dusky Babblers , these rarely encountered birds occur mostly in inaccessible regions of South Sudan and northern Uganda, and this was my only lifebird of the trip. Ethiopia, a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa, has firmly established itself as one of Africa’s top birding destinations.

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Danum Valley: Simply the Best

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But a a package, if I had to rate the best places I’ve ever been birding, the only place I can think that comes close is Mweya, in Uganda, or maybe Tikal, in Guatemala. But I believe birding should be more than just “getting birds” Danum Valley is an experience, and I can’t recommend it enough. Danum Valley is the finest birding location I have ever been to. … I typed the above sentence and then dared myself to defend it.

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The Jewel Hunter: A Book Review About One Birder’s Quest for Pittas and Beer

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He does find out that some have recently been made when he arrives in Uganda, stupendous news). The Jewel Hunter is heavily laced with Gooddie’s particular brand of broad ironic humor, and I did enjoy that, but I would have traded about 10 percent for a little more insight into the unexpected outcomes of his experience. It’s my fantasy and it’s yours: Quit the job, say good-bye to the family, and bird. Just bird. It’s what I dream of every Monday morning.

Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Hes previously poked albatrosses with sticks in Hawaii, provided target practice for gulls in California, chased monkeys up and down hills Uganda, wrestled sharks in the Bahamas and played God with grasshopper genetics in Namibia. Duncan Mar 10th, 2011 at 3:01 am I know from experience that Saddlebacks are tricky little guys to catch.

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