Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi in  impenetrable National Park derives its name from a local word which means “darkness” it was named after to its thick forest areas. The park is also a rain forest; it’s located near three districts Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale.


Apart from gorillas, Bwindi impenetrable national park also offers a variety of species that will catch the eye of the traveler. Birds are one of the attractions travelers come along to study and explore. The birding experience is

Bwindi is the oldest  national park and an ideal habitat for a variety of birds  including 23 endemics such as short tailed warbler and Blue headed sunbird, African Emerald Cuckoo, African Blue ,Common Bulbul ,White tailed blue flycatcher ,Red headed bluebill, Dusky crimson, bar tailed Trogon, wing, warbler, white tailed blue Monarch short tailed warbler ,Kivi ground thrush ,yellow eyed black fly catcher, Rusty faced woodland Gruels ,Rush warbler, African Green Broadbill, Shelley’s crimson wing, Francolin, Cinnamon- chested Bee eaters, mountain yellow streaked Green bulls, Mountain Masked, White Browed crombec, Ruwenzori Batis ,white tailed fly catch ,chestnut throated Apalisises the wing, Red throated Alethe, forest robin, Narina trogon, pale breasted illadosis equatorial akalat, grey throated barbet, montane oriole, black bee eater, pettits cuckoo, black faced rusous warbler  and many more  one can spot over 100 bird species a day.

Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Birding takes place along the main trail, Buhoma waterfall trail which is along bamboo zone and Mubwindi swamp trail in Ruhija.

The birding session takes place during day from 8am to 5pm you will have packed lunch with you from the lodge and have a picnic lunch in the forest. As you spot the birds there other things to spot including mammals,  primates, tree species, geckos, chameleons and many more. It’s one of the incredible encounters in the Jungle.

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