Wetlands

There are several wetlands that protect rich birdlife.

Listings of Wetlands where to Go Birding

  • Lutembe Bay Wetlands
  • Mabamba Wetlands
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Mabamba Bay wetland at Lake Victoria

Mabamba Bay wetland is incredibly one of the perfect spots for you to sight interesting birds like the shoebill stork. It is located around Lake Victoria which features as the largest freshwater body in the continent and also offers refuge to several water birds. For birding experiences, you will have a chance to catch a glimpse at the black kite, African open billed stork, African jacana, malachite kingfisher, pied kingfisher, swamp flycatcher, papyrus gonolek, lesser jacana, winding Cisticola, veillot’s black weaver, grosbeak weaver, African marsh harrier and black headed weaver.

Budongo forest

Situated within Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo forest is exceptionally one of the best spots for you to catch a glimpse of unique birdlife. It comes in two main sections of Kaniyo pabidi as well as Royal Mile and Busingiro sections. The forest refuges over 350 birds mainly the Cassin’s spine tail, chocolate backed, blue breasted, African dwarf kingfishers, Ituri batis, Nahan’s francolin, black collared lover bird, brown twin spot, Chestnut capped flycatcher and many more.