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1 Day Birding Entebbe Trip

Birding Entebbe

Birding in Entebbe is a one-stop center for bird lovers in Uganda due to numerous birding sites, this is a magical experience that will lead you from the land to the swamp environment along the shores of Lake Victoria sheltering counts of birds including the Vulnerable and rare shoebill stork. The area dwelling sitatunga is also present. These are some of the birding sites where you can experience your exercise.

Entebbe botanical garden

The Botanic garden is a great place to unwind after a long flight with good birding, since it’s located near the international airport, on the shores of Lake Victoria Africa’s greatest lake in Entebbe which is a pleasant place for birding watching.

The garden hosts a variety of water birds and is one of the renowned birding spots in Uganda and often birded as a single entity. It is also a popular spot for leisurely nature walks to enjoy the lush greenery and observe monkeys and birds. Expect to record a good mix of water, open country, and woodland species among which include: the Pink-backed Pelican, Yellow-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, Purple-banded Sunbird, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, Yellow-billed Duck, Glossy Ibis, African Open-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, Blue-checked Bee-eater, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, endless list. The gardens are also clouded with butterflies, different plant species, Primates, and other wildlife. While here in Entebbe, you can visit Uganda Wildlife Education Center where you can spot other different bird species open with other wildlife primates.

Bird watching in Mabamba bay wetland

Mabamba Bay wetland is the best marshy area on the northern shores of Lake Victoria which is a prime wetland birding site famous for the Shoebill which is Uganda’s most sought after bird by Uganda birding tourists as well as by nature-lovers. It covers 2424 ha with thick marshes of papyrus, water lilies, and other wetland grasses, and the best time to see the Shoebill in Mabamba swamp is early morning, say 7 am before there is more fishing activity. Some of the bird’s species which are found here are, African Firefinch, African Fish Eagle, African Green Pigeon, African Hoopoe, African Jacana, African Marsh Harrier, African Pigmy Goose, Black Crake, Black Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-headed Heron, Black-winged Stilt, Blue Swallow, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Brown Parrot, Cattle Egret, Common Bulbul, Common Moorhen, Common Sandpiper, Common Sqacco Heron, Crowned Hornbill, Double Toothed Barbet, Eastern Grey Plantain Eater, Glossy Ibis, Goliath Heron, Great Blue Turaco, Great Cormorant, and Great White Egret with among other bird species. Other birding sites in Entebbe including Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Kasenyi landing site, and so on.

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