birding safaris-imageSituated in Budongo Forest Reserve, Royal Mile is a birding haven that is normally encountered by birders on birding safaris and tours in Uganda. The forest of Budongo which is about 3 hours’ drive to the city of Kampala – Uganda’s capital, presents ideal birding encounter along one of its mail trails named the royal mile.
Apart from populations of Chimpanzees which also form the ground for chimpanzee trekking safaris and counts of tree species with the highest mahogany forest in East Africa, Budongo Forest has got 360 species of birds and is the second most significant after Semliki in uganda.
The range of bird species that can be encountered along the royal mile on your bird watching safari in Uganda include among others; African Crowned Eagle, White-spotted Flufftail, Nahan’s Francolin, Sabine’s Spinetail, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Cassin’s Spinetail, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Blue-throated Roller, Dwarf Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, Piping Hornbill, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Fire-crested Alethe, Spotted Greenbul, Red-capped Robin-Chat, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Rufous-crowned Elemomela, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Black-capped Apalis, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Chestnut-caped Flycatcher, Ituri Batis, Western-black Headed Oriole and Grey-headed Sunbird
Borsing along the royal mile can be incorporated in your Uganda wildlife safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park or a specialized bird watching Uganda safari tour.
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