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4 Days Bird Watching in Murchison Falls National Park

4 Days Bird Watching in Murchison Falls National Park – Overview

The 4 Days Birding encounter in Murchison Falls National Park is designed to allow you explore the range of bird species since the park has 451 bird species and other 19 species that are not yet confirmed making your birding safari in Uganda memorable. 4 Days Bird Watching

The varied Eco-systems of Murchison that range from the open Savannah landscapes of the north, the water environs along River Nile and Victoria Delta.

This birding safari tour might expose to a range of birds including; ground horn bills, marabou storks, secretary birds, Open-billed storks, black-bellied bustards, Widow birds, bishops, Swamp Flycatcher, Squacco Heron, Blue-headed Coucal,   African Jacana, Denham’s Bustard, Sandpipers,  Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-headed Gonolek, Black-billed Barbet, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Piapiac, Weaver Birds, Pied Kingfisher, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Silver bird, African Quail-Finch, Red-throated Bee-eater and Speckle-fronted Weaver.

4 Days Bird Watching in Murchison Falls National Park – Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2 & 3: Encounter birds in Murchison Falls National Park

Day 4: Explore birds in Kaniyo Pabidi forest and transfer to Kampala.

4 Days Bird Watching in Murchison Falls National Park – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

You embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park in the morning after breakfast. The drive takes about 5 hours excluding en route stops to cover 311km distance traversing the flat country side of Nakasongora before crossing River Kafu to Masindi.

You will always make stops to view birds en route and have lunch in Masindi town before proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park. On arrival you will visit the top of the falls and encounter the chanting birds that swing around the roaring falls and the magnificent scenery that will mesmerize you.

En route birding exposes you to counts of birds like Cliff Chat, Grey headed Bush Shrike, Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Singing Cisticola, Namaqua Dove, African Moustached Warbler, Green-winged Pytilia, Crested and Scaly Francolin, Red-backed Shrike, Grey-headed Bush Shrike, Black Bellied Firefinch, Northern and Black-winged Red Bishops, Marsh Tchagra and Black-faced Waxbill.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 2 & 3: Encounter Birds in Murchison Falls National Park

The encounter commences after breakfast and the days’ distribution of areas will depend on your guide. The encounter includes birding in the Savannah landscapes in the northern section, the Victoria Nile Delta, along the Nile launch cruise and the forested landscapes of the south.

This encounter in Murchison Falls National Park might expose you to birds like; Silver Bird, Speckle-fronted and Golden-backed Weavers, Beautiful Sunbird, White Crested Turacco, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Pennant-winged Night jars, the Buff-bellied Warbler, White-rumped Seed Eater, Black Billed Barbet, Yellow-flanked Barbet and Bar-breasted Firefinch, Spotted Morning-Thrush, Red-winged Grey Warbler,  Shoebill Stork, Abyssinian and Rufaous Crowned Roller, Grey Headed and Striped Kingfisher, Abyssinian  Ground Hornbill, Red-throated and Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Saddle-billed Stork, Goliath Heron, Sacred Ibis, Senegal Thick-knee, Fulvous and white Faced Whistling-Duck, Water and Spotted Thick-knee, Long-toed Lapwing, Black-headed Lapwing, Little Bittern, Red-necked Falcon, Vinaceous Dove, Osprey and Blue-breasted Bee-eater among other bird species.

Accommodation: You will be spending overnights at your previous lodge.

Day 4: Explore Birds in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest and Transfer to Kampala.

After an early breakfast transfer southwards to Kaniyo Pabidi forest to encounter the range of forest dweller birds before transferring to Kampala.

You will take short guided forest walks in search of birds like the African Broadbill, Xavier’s and Icterine Little Greenbul, the Puvell’s Illadopsis, Slender-billed Greenbul, Forest Robin, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, African and Red Bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Hairy-breasted Barbet, African Emerald Cuckoo, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Fire Crested Alethe, Red-tailed Ant-thrush,  Yellow and Grey Long bills, Chocolate Backed and Blue Breasted Kingfisher, Blue-throated Roller, Whistling Cisticola, Red-headed and Red-billed Quelleas, Black Bishop, Magpie Mannikin, Pigmy Sunbird, Yellow-billed Shrike, African Harrier Hawk, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Olive-bellied Sunbird and Brown-eared Woodpecker among other birds.

Continue and have lunch in Masindi before transferring to Kampala.

End of The 4 Days Bird Watching in Murchison Falls National Park