BIRDING IN ENTEBBE UGANDA – UGANDA SAFARI NEWS
Uganda birding safaris are one of those iconic travel products championed globally considering the fact that Uganda is home to 11% of the world’s global species and 50% of Africa’s.
Some travellers on Uganda Safaris along with the residents in Entebbe could be inquisitive in having an idea of the key birding spots in this area. The proximity of Entebbe to Lake Victoria gives it an advantage of ideal habitats including lush forests and water logged environments suitable for the survival of a range of bird species.
Lutembe bay is a site to many migratory species including the white-winged Terns along with the Grey-headed Gulls. It also features Caspian Tern, Hottentot Teal, Broad-billed Sandpiper among others. Birders on birding safari in Uganda tend to encounter this area by boat.
Mabamba Swamp is another magical birding site in Entebbe Uganda. Mabamba Swamp is remarkably known for the famous Shoebill stork a rare and vulnerable bird species highly sought after by birders on Uganda safari. Birding is undertaken by canoe.
Entebbe Botanical Gardens; this is a lush tropical habitat offer good birding opportunities with chances of viewing orange weaver, Grey Parrot, Pied Hornbill and African green pigeon among others.
For those who would wish to view a range of birds in shortest available time, they can consider visiting the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) formerly Entebbe Zoo where many of the Uganda’s bird species are represented.