Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Birding safari tour in Uganda Africa
Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bird Watching Tour, Birding safari tour in Uganda Africa, Queen Elizabeth National Park provides Uganda Birding Safari lovers with a wide range of Africa birds to see endemic to this region and migrant species. Queen Elizabeth National Park is recognized worldwide as one of the biggest birding sites with approximately over 600 bird species flying within this conservation land. It’s also famous for bird species like
Chapin flycatcher: Chapin’s flycatcher has a body length of 12-13cm. the male Chapin’s flycatcher is warm olive-brown above, the area around the eyes and the lores are dusky greyish with the narrow pale grey-white supraloral line. This species of birds make a thin and soft “tsseet, tsseet” voice call that also has a short and buzzy trill which is difficult to hear.
Pink-backed pelican: This species of pelicans is quite smaller than other pelicans with a body length of 125-155cm or 49-61in. its wingspan is .15-2.9m or 7.1-9ft and it can weigh up to 4-7kg or 8.8-15.4ib. the pink backed pelican has a grey and white plumage that has a pinkish hue on its back. the bill of this pelican is 30-38cm or 12-15in and it’s yellow on top with a greyish pouch.
Martial eagle: The martial eagle is one of the largest living eagle species with a body length of 78-96cm or 31-38in, their wingspan measures up to 188-260cm or 6ft2in-8ft6in. unlike many bird species with sexual dimorphism, where the males are larger than females, the martial eagles have reversed sexual dimorphism with females being larger than males in both linear dimension and body mass.
African broadbill: This is a boldly streaked, largely brown, stocky flycatcher like a bird, the males have a black crown while the females have a grey crown, their body length ranges between 12-14 cm. this bird produces a loud sound during the flight that vibrates “prrrrup” which can be compared to an old fashioned car horn and this is followed by softer “tui-tui-tui” calls.
White-tailed lark: The white-tailed lark has a body length of 13cm on average and a body mass of 20-25g. this species of larks are short, compact with a shortish and stout bill. The white-tailed larks have prominent pale lores and supercilium that contrasts with brownish ear coverts. Male white-tailed larks make a voice call along with rambling series of chirps and whistles.
White-winged Warbler: The white-winged warblers have an average body length of 13-14.5and a body mass of 12g on average. This species of birds have a distinctive grey head and upper mantle with blackish lores. Their eye crescents are narrow white and they also have a whitish supraloral stripe. The white-winged warbler has a voice call with a short series of high pitched squeaky notes that can accelerate sometimes at the end.
Papyrus gonolek: The papyrus gonolek has a body length of 17-19cm. the male papyrus gonolek weighs between 45-46g. Its forehead and crown are napes while the central hind neck is of a dull golden yellow colour. This bird makes a voice call in a duet or doubles hollow or gong-like “pyop- pyop” sound.
African skimmer: African skimmers have an average body length of 38cm or 15in and their upper parts are of black colour with their wings, hind neck crown all black while the forehead and the underparts all being white. The beaks of the African skimmers are long in bright orange colour with a yellow tip. Their legs are of bright red colour and they have a short forked tail which is white. These birds make a voice call with a sharp “kip-kip” sound. Queen Elizabeth national park has about 54 raptor species and a variety of migratory birds that are roaming in the skies of these great plains.
Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a variety of activities to anyone who pays homage to it but for any of these activities to be carried out by a tourist in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a park entry fee has to be paid first at the park offices and these fees are 40$ foreign nonresidents adults while children 20$, 30$ foreign residents adults while children 10$, 20000ugx east African citizens adults while children 5000ugx, 5000 local university students and high school students and 3000ugx for local primary pupils. Read More Here…
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth Park: These can be done in Ishasha in order to catch a glimpse of the tree-climbing lions, in Kasenyi and north Kazinga plains for an assured sighting of cape buffaloes, African elephants and the antelopes. For tourists who are enthusiastic about sighting the big cats, night game drives are advisable as most of these cats are nocturnal animals. Read More Here…
Launch trips at Kazinga Channel: These are boat cruises that are operated on the Kazinga channel. These trips assure tourists with the sighting of Hippos and Crocodiles and also many of the water bird species and game that has come to have a drink at the shores of this channel. The launch trip takes place in the morning at 10:00hrs and in the afternoon at 14:00hrs at a cost of 30$.. Read More Here
Chimpanzee tracking in Queen Elizabeth: This occurs at the Kyambura gorge in Maramagambo forest which has thick vegetation growth and plays host to the close relatives of humans, the chimpanzees with a 99% DNA match to humans. If you are in for this kind of adventure experience, you should brace for a 2-3 hours walk under the thick canopy of the gorge’s forest. Read More Here..
Nature walks in Queen Elizabeth: These can be done on Mweya peninsula and this offers a chance to the tourist to view various wild game species and also birds. Nature walks are carried out along Ishahsa river presenting an opportunity to anyone involved to get up close with the water giants the hippos while remaining in the perfect safety of the water platform. These walks cost 30$ for foreign non-residents. Read More Here…
Cultural visits in Queen Elizabeth: These can be carried out at leopard village and Kikorongo women community center, Nyanz’ibiri cave community, Agro-tour walk and Katwe Tourism Information Center. These visits offer a tourist with chance to be entertained or even take part in the cultural dances and drama from the Bakonzo people and this will leave you totally refreshed. Read More Here..
Queen Elizabeth has a rich biodiversity which attracts tourists to come here and enjoy and this biodiversity ranges from 95 mammal species, which includes the rare tree-climbing lions species, 3000 elephants, over 10000 buffaloes, leopards, 5000hippos, bush backs, a wide range of antelope family, a variety of monkey species and chimpanzees, 400 bird species and many reptiles like the Nile crocodiles snakes and lizards and a number of volcanic features like volcanic cones and crater lakes like Lake Katwe and Kikorongo. Read More Here…
Primates in Queen Elizabeth Park: These monkeys have a black colour with a strip of white colour on the side of their body, limbs and around their face, these monkeys live in groups of 5-15 members led by a male, their weight ranges between 4-14 kg, they have a body length of up to 75 cm or 30 inches. The black and white colobus are herbivores primates and they have a gestation period of 4-6 months. Read More Here
Volcanic features in Queen Elizabeth Park: Queen Elizabeth National Park has a number of volcanic features that have been left behind to remind us of the brutal geographical forces that shaped this landscape to what we see it today. The volcanic features in this park include volcanic cones which stand prominently throughout this vast plains, beautiful crater lakes, many of which have freshwater which attracts. Read More Here
Cultures in Queen Elizabeth Park: Queen Elizabeth National Park is bordered by the Bakonzo people who have an interesting culture to exhibit. According to population census results of 2014 census, there are 850,646 Bakonzo in Uganda hence representing 0.025% of the country’s population. The Bakonzo people are closely related to the Nande people of eastern D.R. Congo in their ways of living. Read More Here
Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park: As witnessed by many Uganda safari tourists, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda is a diverse park with wide range habitats that are ideal for the existence of a range of wildlife. There are 95 mammal species in the park which makes it the highest on Uganda standards, 10 species of primates including common chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkey, Lhoest’s monkey, vervet monkey, red-tailed monkey, and blue monkey. Read More Here
Birds in Queen Elizabeth Park: Besides rewarding game viewing, the open savannah of Kasenyi offers impressive birding encounters for birders on birding safaris and tours in Uganda. Bird species that can be encountered in Kasenyi include; Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-crested Eagle, Grey Kestrel. Read More Here
Chimpanzee in Queen Elizabeth Park: These are close relatives of humans alongside gorillas and orangutans, there are two species of chimpanzees, Common chimpanzee species and the Bonobo species, Queen Elizabeth National Park has the Common chimpanzees’ species. An adult Common chimpanzee can weigh between 40-60 kg with a height of 1.6 meters or 5ft3inches while an adult female can weigh between 32-47kg with a height of 1.3 meters or 4feet3inches. Read More Here
Birding Sites in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Birding in Kasenyi Area: Besides rewarding game viewing, the open savannah of Kasenyi offers impressive birding encounters for birders on birding safaris and tours in Uganda. Bird species that can be encountered in Kasenyi include; Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-crested Eagle Read More
Birding in the Mweya Peninsula: The Mweya peninsula is savannah woodland area in between Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward and has great counts of birds including; African Mourning Dove, Diederik Cuckoo, Raptors, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Swamp Flycatcher, Squire-tailed Nightjar, Red-chested Sunbird, Swamp Nightjar, Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Pygmy Kingfisher, Blue-naped Mousebird, Nubian Woodpecker. Read More
Birding in Maramagambo Forest: The mature rain forest of Maramagambo is a rich habitat for a range of forest bird species including; African Finfoot, Little Grebe, Red-chested Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Black Cuckoo, Black Coucal, Yellow bill, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Blue-throated Roller, Black Bee-eater, Barbets, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Red-throated Wryneck, Honey guide Greenbul, Red-shouldered. Read More
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