With 1008 bird species recorded within its borders, Uganda is a bird watcher’s paradise. With over 1,065 birds recorded already, Uganda has almost half the species known on the African continent and over 10% of those on record throughout the entire world. This is partly due to its location as a transitory point between the East African savannah, the West African rainforest and the semi-desert of the north.
Uganda’s equatorial location, combined with the altitude and great variety of terrain types provide an overwhelming array of opportunities for keen birders.
The Queen Elizabeth National Park alone has over 550 avian species. Uganda’s special attraction for bird watchers is that it offers easy access to bird-rich habitats, which is difficult elsewhere.