Discover over 1000+ birds

Discover the different bird species spotted around the important birding areas in East Africa including the albertine endemics

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The City Birder

Uganda’s diverse habitats, highlands, lowland, forests, lakes, wetlands and river-line systems provide sites for wintering or passage birds. Uganda therefore is truly an ornithological paradise that never disappoints bird lovers that traveled thousands of miles just to see their beloved specimen.

Everyone loves watching birds and listening to their songs. The City Birder however targets bird-enthusiasts that watch birds either for hobby and/or professional publishing and classifying studies. Bird watching needs the instincts, patience and man-oeuvres of a hunter, as it is indeed hunting, where the camera replaces the rifle. More than 1,080 bird species are found in Uganda with one Endemic to Uganda only – The Fox’s Weaver, of which about 23 are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley. Uganda’s diverse habitats, highlands, lowland, forests, lakes, wetlands and river-line systems provide sites for wintering or passage birds. Uganda therefore is truly an ornithological paradise that never disappoints bird lovers that traveled thousands of miles just to see their beloved specimen

Enjoy Bird-Watching with us…

The City Birder works with professional Bird guides, trained locally by the Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA) and they are certified by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB). Our guides are now in a position to lead bird-watchers to the specific birding sites and achieve successful sightings of most of the endemics. Although luck plays some role, the chances of successful viewing are increased by taking various factors such as location, climate, time of day and local vegetation changes into consideration.

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Key Important Birding Areas to Know..

The Important Bird and Biodiversity Area Programme aims to identify, document, monitor and protect a network of sites for the conservation of birds in Uganda, other biodiversity and wider ecosystems and their services

Lutembe Bay Birding Hotspot

It has a record of eight of the twelve species of the Lake Victoria Basin biome that occur in Uganda

Budongo Forest Reserve

Budongo forest  has prolific birdlife with two bird species not found elsewhere in East Africa

Mabamba Wetlands

The mabamba wetlands are home to the rare Shoebill bird and 260 other bird species.

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