Exploring the birds of mabamba swamp – Uganda safari news
Located in the south of Kampala, Mabamba Swamp in one of the Uganda safari birding destination that are endowed with a wide range of birds including the prehistoric Shoe bill stork. The Wetland which can be accessed by taking an early morning transfer from Kampala or Entebbe, it is only 50km and a half day birding dedication to it rewards you with considerable memories.
Birders on safari in Uganda always frequent the site in search of its endemic species and the migratory birds that tend to dwell in the area. Mabamba Swamp is known worldwide as a Ramsar site and views of the Papyrus Gonolek, Mosque Swallow, Weyn’s Weaver, House Sparrow, Sand Martin, White-shouldered Tit, Brown Snake-Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Grosbeak Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, Fork-tailed Drongo, Orange Weaver, Feral Pigeon, Long-Crested Eagle, Flappet Lark, Stripped Kingfisher, Great Blue Turaco, Common Stonechat, Common Greenshank, Whinchat, Little bee-eater, Grey Wagtail, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Grassland Pipit, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Slender-billed Weaver, Black-headed weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Ruppell’s Long-tailed Sterling, Black Headed Gonolek, Grey-Headed Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, Spur-winged Lapwing, African Pied Wagtail, Pied King Fisher, Yellow Billed Stork, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Tawny Eagle, Olivaceous Warbler, Carruther’s Cisticola, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Ross’s Turaco, Ashy Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Greenbul, Rufous-napped Lark, Common Squacco Heron, Fulvous Whistling-duck, White-faced Whistling-duck, Slender-billed Gull, Goliath Heron, Violet-backed Sterling, Spur-winged Goose, African Marsh Harrier, Long-toed Lapwing, White-browed Coucal among others that combine to attract counts of world birders to undertake birding safaris to Uganda.
The wetland is closer to the Entebbe International Airport presenting opportunities for travelers to do an excursion in the morning and then catch up with the fight in the afternoon. Mabamba is part of the broader Uganda ecosystem that supports 1,057 bird Species of birds which constitute the 50% of the African Bird Species and the 11% of the global scale. Uganda is known worldwide as the birding destination and the birders who undertake birding safaris and tours in Uganda have not regretted. Mabamba has 215 species of birds.
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