shoebill at Mabamba swamp

Uganda birding and wildlife safari trip Report. 14th_27th/Aug/2022

Uganda birding and wildlife safari with Epic Uganda Vacation.

Summary: An amazing trip with lush green vegetation and somewhat dry savannah made us visit different sites such as Mabamba swamp, Ziwa rhino sanctuary, Murchison fall national park, kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, lake bunyonyi, lake Mburo national park.

Tips on this tour. We did not details everything here on each bird however we believe everyone will enjoy checking through on our list. I am pretty sure Birds can be seen everywhere in Uganda except for certain species such as albertine endemics and others like shoebill. Be sure to have fun on your birding excursion with us. While on this tour many animal were seen such as elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes, Rhinos, hippos, Uganda Kobs, Hyenas, Giraffes, Tops and elands among others

TOPIC:  Birds, Gorillas, shoebill, general wildlife and much more…..

With Guides: Niwamanya Moses, Stephen Ingraham and Gordon Tumukwasibwe, Liza, Tanya, Stanley wallen and Doug

Location;

Day 1:  Entebbe Airport

Day 2: Mabamba and Entebbe botanical gardens

Day 3: Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

Day 4: Royal mile budongo

Day 5: Murchison falls national park

Day 6: Kibale national park forest edges

Day 7: bigodi swamp I kibale national park

Day 8: Travel to QENP I Equator crossing I boat cruise

Day 9: Excursion and Ishasha

Day 10: travel to Bwindi NP

Day 11: Bwindi gorilla trekking

Day 12: Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 13: Bunyonyi-Mburo Np

Day 14: Mburo Np-EBB

BIRDS;

PODICIPDEDAE CREBES

LITTLE CREBES Techbaptus ruficollis

Pelecanidae PELICANS

PINK-BACKED PELICAN Pelacanus restfescens

Phalacroracidae COMORANTS

Great cormorant Phalaracrocorax carbo

Long tailed cormorant Phalacrocorax Africanus

ARDEIDAE HERONS, BITTERNS & EGRETS

Gray heron Ardea cinerea

Black-Headed Heron Ardea Melanocephala

Gorilath Heron Ardea Goriath

Purple heron ardea pupurea

Greaty Egret Ardea Alba

Black Heron Egretta Ardeasiaca

Intermediate Egret Egretta Intermedia

Little Egret Egretta Garzetta

Squacco heron Ardeola ralloides

Madagascar pond heron Ardeola idea vulture

Rufous Bellied heron Ardeola Refuventris

Cattle egret Bublcus ibis

Striated heron Butorides straita

Black-crowned Night Heron Garachiue Leuconotus

SCOPIDAE HAMERKOP

Hamerkop Scopus Umberetta

CIOCONIIDAE STORKS

African open billed stork

Yellow-billed stork mycteria ibis(4)

Black stork ciconia nigra(1)

Saddle billed stork Ephippiorhychus senegalensis (6)

Balaenicipididea SHOEBILL

Shoebill balaenicips rex (1)

Threskionithiadae IBIS & SPOONBILLS

Sacred ibis Threskiornis Aethiopicus (3)

Hadada Ibis Bostrychua hagadash(11)

Glossy ibis (1)

Anatidae DUCKS, TEALS & POCHARDS

White faced whistling duck Dendrocygna viduata (1)

Egyptian goos Alopochen Aegyptiacus 950

African black duck  Anas penelope(1)

Yellow-billed stork(1)

Pandionidae OSPREY

Ospery (1)

Accipitridae KITES, VOLUTURES, SANKE, EAGLES, EAGLES, BUZZARDS & HARRIERS

Black-Shouldered Eagle (4)

Black kite Milvus migrans(3)

African fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer(5)

Palm nut vulture Gypohierax angolensis(3)

Hooded vulture Necrosyrtes monachus(1)

Egyptian vulture neophron percnopterus(2)

White backed vulture gyps africanus(1)

Lappet faced vulture Tracheliotus vulnerable(1)

White headed vulture Tigonoceps occipitalis(6)

Black-breasted snake-eagle Circaetus Vulnerable(3)

Bateleur Terathopius Ecaudatus(4)

African marsh Harrier (4)

Lizard buzzard Kaupifalco Monogrammeicus(5)

Little sparrowhawk Accipiter Minullus(1)

Mountain buzzard Buteo Oreophilus(2)

Brown snake eagle (1)

Augur Buzzard Buteo Auger (3)

Lesser sported eagle Aquila Rapex (1)

Tawny Eagle Acquila Rapex(1)

African Hawk Eagle Aquila spilogaster

Martial eagle pilemaetus Bellicosus(1)

Long crested eagle Lophatus pccipitalis(4)

Gray kestrel Falco Ardosiaceus (3)

Sooty Falcon Falco concolor (3)

Lanner Falcon Falco Biarmicus(1)

FRANCOLINS & QUAILS Phasianidae

Cresting francolin francolinus streptophuorus(2)

Ring necked francolin francolinus afer(1)

Scaly francolin francolinus squamatus(2)

Gray crowned crane Balearica regulorum(4)

Rallidae COOTS, MOORHENS, CRAKES, FLUFTAILS

Buff-spotted  flufftails sorothrura pulchra(1)

Black crake Amaurornis Flavirostiris (6)

Purple swamphen porphyria porphyria (1)

Gruidae CRANES

Gray crowned –crane balearica regulorum(5)

Attidae BUSTARDS

Stanley bustard Ardeotis kori(1)

Black-bellied Bustard lessotis melanogaster(20

Jacanidae JACANAS

Afrivcan jacan Actophilornis Hartlaubii(5)

Burhinidae THICKNEES

Water thicknee burhinus verniculatus(4)

Eurasian thick-nee Burhinus oedicnemus(2)

Senegal thick-nee Burhinus senagalensis (3)

Glareolidae COURSERS & PRACTICOLES

Rock practicole Glareola Nuchalis(1)

Charadriidae PLOVERS & LAPWINGS

Long-Toed  Lapwing Vanellus (1)

Spur-winged plover Vanellus spinosus(5)

Senegal lapwing venellus lugubris(1)

Common ring plover charadius Haiticula (1)

Forbes Plover charadrius Forbes(1)

Scolopacidae SNIPWITS, SHARKS, SANDPIPERS

Common green shank Tringa Nebularia(2)

Common sandpiper Actitis Hypoleucos(2)

Laridae GULLS

Gray headed gull Larus Cirrocephalus(1)

Columbidae PIGEONS & DOVE

Rock pigeon clolumbia livia (3)

African green pigeon (2)

Speckled pigeon Coluba guinea(1)

African mourning dove streptopelia decipiens (3)

Red-eyed dove streptopdelia semitorquata(7)

Ring-necked dove streptopelia capicola (3)

Laughing dove streptopelia senegalensis (4)

Black billed wood dove Turtur Abyssinicus (1)

Tambourine dove Turtur Tympanistria(3)

Blue-spotted wood-dove Turtur afer(2)

Namaqua dove Oena Capensis (1)

African green-pigeon treron calva (2)

Psittacidae PARROTS AND LOVE BIRDS

Red-headed lovebird Agapornis pullarius()

Grey parrot psittacus Erithacus (2)

Brown-necked parrot Poicehalus robustus (1)

Musophagiadae TURACOS, GOAWAYS & PLANTAIN EATERS.

Great blue turaco corythaelo Cristata(6)

Black-bulled turaco tauraco schuetti

Ross’s turaco   Musophaga rossae

Eastern grey plantain eater crinizer zonnurus(5)

Cuculidae CUCKOOS & COUCALS

Pied cuckoo clamator jacobinus

Red-chested cuckoo Cuculus solitaries

Dusky long-tailed cuckoo Cerococcx montanus

Diedrick cuckoo

Klass cuckoo

White browed coucal Centrapus supercilious

Apodidae SWIFTS

African palm-swift Tachymarptis  Melba(2)

Common swift Apus Apus(4)

African swift Apus Barbatus (6)

Little swift Apus Affinis (4)

White rumped swift Apus caffer

Collidae MOUSE BIRDS

Speckled mouse birds Colius striatus(9)

Blue-napedbmouse birds Urocoliys Macrourus(1)

Trigonidae TROGONS

Bar tailed tragob Apaloderma vitatum

Alcedininidae KINGFISHER

Malachite king fisher Alcedo cristata (5)

African pygm-kingfisher Ispidina picta(1)

Chocolate backed kingfisher Halcyonn Badia

Dwarf kingfisher Isipidina Lecontei(1)

Blue-breasted kingfisher Halcyon malimbiaca(1)

Woodland kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis (5)

Giant kingfisher Megaceryle mazimus(1)

Pied kingfisher Ceryle Rudis(5)

Merpidae BEEEATERS

Red-throated beeEaters merops gularis (1)

Red-throated bee eater Merops Bulocki(1)

Little bee eater Merops Variegatus(1)

Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops oreobates(2)

White throated bee-eater Merops persicus(2)

Madagascar bee-eater Merops Supercillious(2)

Northern carmine bee-Eater Merops Nubiscus(1)

Coraciidae ROLLERS

Broad billed roller Eurystomus Gaucurus (2)

Lilac breasted rollers Coracias Caudata(1)

Bucerotidae HORNBILLS

Crowned hornbill Tockus alboterminatus (1)

African grey billed hornbill Tockus nasutus

White-thighed hornbill Ceratogymna Fistulator(1)

Abyssinian gorund hornbill Bucorvus Abyssinicus (1)

Black and white casqued hornbill Ceratogymna subcylindricus (5)

Capitonidae BARBERS & TINKER BIRDS

Gray throated Barbet Gymnobucco Bonapartei(1)

Speckled Tinkled Pogoniulus Scolopaceus(2)

Western tinkerbird pogoniulus Leucomystax(1)

Yellow throated tinkerbird pogoniulus subsulphureus(1)

Yellow rumped tinkerbird Pogoniulus Bilineatus(9)

Yellow fronted tinkerbird pogoniulus Chryscoconus (4)

Yellow spotted barbet Buccadon Duchaillui(1)

White headed barbet Lybius Leucocephalus(1)

Double toothed barbet Lybius Rollet (7)

Indicatoridae HONEYGUIDE

Scaly throated honey Guide Indicator varegatus(1)

Least honey guide Indicator Exillis(1)

Pididae WOODPECKERS

Tullbergs woodpecker Campethera Ellioti(1)

Buff spotted wood pecker Campethera nivosa(1)

Brown eared woodpecker Campathera Carol(1)

Cardinal wood pecker dendropicos Poecilolaemus(1)

Golden crowned woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus(1)

Gray woodpecker Dendropicos goertae (1)

Olive woodpecker dendropicos Griseocephalus(1)

Alaudidae LARKS

Flppet lark Mirafra cinnamomesa(2)

Hirundinidaeb SWALLOWS AND MARTINS

Bank swallows Riparia Riparia(1)

Gray rumped swallow PseudrhirundoGriseopygula(1)

Barn swallow Hirundo Rustica(4)

Angola swallow Hirundo Angolensis(1)

Wire tailed swallow Hirundo smithi(4)

Lesser striped swallow Cecropis Abyssinica(3)

Mosque swallow Cecropis senegalensis (3)

White-headed sawing Psalidoprocne Albiceps(3)

Black sawing Psalidoprocne Prestoptera(5)

Motacilidae WAGTAILS, LONGCLAWS AND PIPITS

African pied wagtail Motacilla Alba(9)

Yellow throated longclaw Macronyx Croceus(2)

Glassland pipit(1)

Compehagidae CUCKOO SHRIKES

Gray cuckoo shrike Coracina caesia(1)

Petit’s cuckoo shrike Compephaga Petiti(2)

Pycnonotidae GREENBULLS

Common bulbul Pyconotus Barbatus (8)

Little greenbul Andropadus Virens (3)

Ansorg’s Greenbul Andropadus Ansorgei (1)

Slender-billed Greenbul Andropadus Gracilirostris(3)

Eastern mountain greenbul Andropadus Nigriceps (2)

Honey guide Greenbul Baecopogon Indicator(1)

Yellow throated greenbul Chlorochlas Flavicollis(2)

Joyful greenbull chlorochlas Laetissima(1)

Green tailed blistle bill Bleda Eximia(1)

Turididae THRUSH & ALETHE

Red tailed ant thrush Neocossyphus Angolensis(1)

Olive thrush turdus oliveceus(1)

African thrush turdus pelios(5)

Brown chested alethe (alethe polocephala(1)

Cisticolidae CISTICOLAS, PRINIAS, APALIS AND CAMEROPTERA

Red-faced cisticola Cisticola Erythrops(6)

Singing cisticola Cisticola cantans (2)

Whistling cisticola Cisticola Lateralis(1)

Winding cisticola cisticola Galactotes(5)

Stout cisticola Cisticola Robustus (1)

Zitting cisticola cisticola Troglodytes(1)

Tawny flanked prinia pirnia subflava(3)

White chinned prinia prinia Leucopogon (1)

Banded prinia Prinia Bairdii(2)

Ruwenzori Apalis Apalis Ruwenzori(1)

Black faced Apalis Apalis Personata (3)

Chestnut throated Apalis Apalis Porphyrolaema(3)

Gray capped warbler Eminia Lepada (3)

Green backed cameroptera Camaroptera Brachyura(5)

Sylviidae SYLVIA WARBLERS, CROMBECKA & EREMOMELAS

Cinnamon bracked warbler Bradypterus Cinnamomeus(1)

Black faced Rufous warbler Barthmocerus Rufus(1)

Mountain yellow warbler Chloroptera similis(1)

Uganda woodland warbler(1)

Rufous crowned eremomela Eremomela Badiceps(1)

Green crombec sylvietta wirens(1)

White browed crombec Sylvietta Leucophyura(2)

Northern crombec  Sylvietta Brachyura(1)

Red faced woodland warbler Phylloscopus laetus(1)

Muscicapidae FLYCATCHERS, ROBINS,WHEATEARS AND CHATS

Silver bird Embidornis semipartitus(1)

White eyed slaty flycatcher Melaenornis Fisheri(2)

Northern black –flycatcher Melaenornis Edolioides(4)

Sooty fly catcher Fraseria Ocreata(1)

Swamp flycatcher Muscicapa Aquatica (4)

African dusky flycatcher Muscicapa Adustra(2)

Ashy flycatcher Muscicapa Caerulescens(2)

Gray throated tit flycatcher Myoparus Griseigularis(2)

White starred robin Pogococishla Stellae (1)

Archers robin chat Cossypha Archeri(H)

White browed robinchat Cossypha Heugluni(8)

Snow capped robinchat Cossypha Niveicapilla(3)

Forest scrub robin Cercotrichas Hrtlaubi(1)

African stone chat Saxicola Torquata(1)

Sooty chat Myrmecocichla Arnotti(2)

Platysteiridae BATTIS, SHRIKES FLYCATCHER AND WATTLE EYES

Black white shrike flycatcher Bias Musicus (4)

Brown throated wattle eye Playsteira Cyanea (6)

Ruwenzori batis Batis Diops(1)

Chinspot batis batis Molitor(2)

Ituri batis Batis Ituriensis(1)

Monarchidae Monarch FLYCATCHERS

African blue Flycatcher Elminia longicauda(3)

White tailed blue flycatcher Elmminia Albicauda(6)

White bellied crested flycatcher Elmina Albiventris(1)

Black headed paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone Tefiventer(3)

African paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone Viridis(2)

Tamalidae ILLADOPSES & BABBLERS

African hill babbler Illadopsis Abyssinica(2)

Paridae TITS

Strip breasted tit Melaniparur Fasciiventer(1)

Nectarinidae sunbirds

Green sunbird Anthrepets Rectirostris(1)

Collared sunbird Hedydipna Collaris(4)

Green headed sunbird Cyanomitra Olivacea(6)

Blue headed sunbird Cyanomitra Alinae(1)

Green throated sunbird Chalcomitra Rubbescens(1)

Scarlet chested sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis(3)

Bronze sunbirdNectalinia Kilimmensia(5)

Stuhlmans sunbird Cinnyris Stuhlmanni Endemic (1)

Northern double collared sunbird Cinnyris Preussi(3)

Regal sunbird Cinnyris Regius Afer (6)

Redchested sunbird(5)

Variable sunbird Cinnyris Venustus(4)

Copper sunburd Cinnyris Cupreus(3)

African yellow white eye Zosterops senegalensis(8)

Oriolidae ORIOLES

Western black headed oriole Oriolus suratus(1)

Black tailed oriole Oriole Nigripennis(3)

Laniidae SHRIKES & FISCALS

Gray backed fiscal Lanius Excubitoroided(5)

Common fiscal Lanius collaris(3)

Mackinon’s fiscal lanius Mackinoni(1)

Malaconotidae PUFFBACKS, BOUBOUS, TCHAGRAS & BUSHRIKES.

Red eyed puffback Driscopus Gambensis

Black crowned tchagra Tchagra senegala

Brown crowned tchagra Tchagra Austrailis

Lauhders Bushrike Laniarius Luehderi(2)

Tropic boubou Laniaris Erthrogaster

Papyrus gonolek Laniarius  Mufumbiri near(1)

Black headed gonoleka Lanirius Aethiopicus(3)

Gray-green bushrike Telophorus Bocagei(1)

White helmetshrike Prionops Plumatus

Dicruidae Drongo

Fork tailed drongo Dicrurus Adaimilis (2)

Corviade CROW & RAVENS

Piapiac Ptilostomus Afer(3)

Pied  crow  Corvus Albus (8)

White Necked Raven Corvus Albicollins(1)

Aturniadae STARLING

Splendid Glossy starling Lamprotornis Spendidus(4)

Ruppell’s glossy starling lamprotonis(5)

Purple headed glossy starling Lamprotornis Purpoureiceps(1)

Waller’s starling Onychognathus Walleri(2)

Stuhlmanns starling poeptera Stuhlman’s (1)

Sharps starling Pholia sharpie(1)

Vilots backed starling(4)

Placeidae WEAVERS, WIDOWBIRDS, MALIMBE & BISHOPS

Baglafecht weaver Ploceus Baglafecht(4)

Slender billed weaver Ploceus Pelzelni(2)

Spectacled weaver Ploceus Nigricollis(3)

Strange weaver Ploceusalienus(2)

Holub’s golden weaver Ploceus Xanthops(1)

Village weaver Poleus Cucullatus(2)

Viollet’s black weaver Ploceus Nigerrimus(3)

Black headed weaver Ploceus Melanocephalus(5)

Brown capped weaver Ploceus Insignis(1)

Compact weaver Pachyhantes Supercilliousus(2)

Red bellied malimbe Malimbus Erythrigaster(1)

Black winged bishop Eupletctes Hordeaceus(2)

Black bishop Euplectes Gierowii(4)

Northern red bishop Euplectes Franciscanus(1)

Yellow shouldered windowbird Euplectes Axullaris(2)

Red collared windowbird Euplectes Ardens(1)

Grossbeak weaver Amblyospiza Albifrons(2)

Fan tailed windowbird Euplectes Axillaris(2)

Estildidae FINCHES, PTYILIAS, WAXBILLS & MANKINS

White breasted Negofincsh Nigrita fusconota(3)

Gray headed Negrofincsh Nigrita Canacapilla(4)

White collared olivback Nesocharis Capistrata(1)

Dusky crimson-wing Cryptospiza Jackson(2)

Red billed firefinch Lagonostricta Senegala(4)

Red  cheeked cordonblue Uraebinthus Bangalus(3)

Fawn breasted waxbillnEstrilda Paludicola(1)

Common waxbill Estrilda Astrild(4)

Kandt’s waxbill Estrilda Kandti(1)

Bronze mankin spermestes Cucullatus(9)

Black and white manikin Spermestes Bocolor (3)

Viduidae whydahs

Pintailed whydah

PARASITIC WEAVERS Plocedae

Golden breasted bunting Emberiza Flaviverntris(1)

Fringillidae CANARY, SEE EATERS & CITRILS

Yellow crowned canary seinus Flavuvertex(2)

Western citril Serinus Frontalis

(2)brimstone canary sernus Sulphuratus(2)

Streaky seed eater sernus stiolatus(2)

Thick billed seedeater Serinus Birtoni(2)

Passeridae SPARROWS & PETRONIAS

Grey headed sparrow Passer Griseus(8)