Bird watching tours in Murchison Falls National Park : Birding in Murchison falls national park is one of the most interesting activities that are done in the park whereby tourists get an opportunity to see different bird species of their interest. Since it houses a number of different bird species. Murchison falls national park is famously known for housing a diverse range of animals such as Buffaloes, Lions, and Elephant. Rhinos and Leopards which has attracted or boasted number of tourists in the country.

Besides the fascinating animal species, there are a number of attractions and activates that can be done by a tourist while on Uganda wildlife safaris to Murchison falls national park such as amazing game drives, sport fishing, boat trips/ cruise, cultural encounters around Murchison falls national park, nature walks among others that have attracted tourists to visit Murchison falls national park. Bird watching has greatly contributed to the great number of tourists that come to the park.

The park is also a home to amazing and interesting world’s powerful waterfall famously known s Murchison falls water and the Nile River where you can see a number of amphibians and the reptile’s species such as chameleon, Nile crocodiles, and monitor lizards among others. Though the park is a home to different animals’ species and a number of different amazing actives, bird watching on the park is the most worthwhile activity that many tourists in the park can participate on to ensure that they have remarkable safari experiences since the park is a home of over 650 species of birds.

Murchison falls National Park is one of the savannahs national parks in Uganda and it is well known for its waterfall, Nile River, savanna vegetation, forest and woodland which is a home to about 650 bird species including the Albertine’s rift birds. While planning to go for a Uganda safari in Murchison falls national park, you should get ready to have amazing birding adventure safari of your entire lifetime because you will not only see the different bird species but also amazed with a number of exceptional views and attractions.

During birding safari in the park, you will have a great opportunity to spot some of the exhilarating parks mammals. The park is an excellent birding destination site with a variety of habitants, you will be amazed with different bird species such as Marabou Stork, Abyssinian Ground hornbill, secretary birds among others. Another desired species that may be seen in the area on a regular basis is the Shoebill stork.

For tourists interested to carry out biding in Murchison falls national park, this article presents to you a guide that will help you know what is expected during your birding safari in the park for a trilling time while on Uganda birding safaris in Murchison falls national park

List of lists of birds found in Murchison falls national park

The park is an excellent birding destination spot with a variety of habitants, you will be amazed with different bird species such as the black bee- eater, swallow tailed bee-eater, red-throated bee- eater, woodland king fisher, francolins, hornbills, grey heron, hamerkop, doves, mousebirds, shrikes, flycatchers, cuckoos, coucals, woodpeckers, crombecs and warblers, ducks, geese, stilts, the marabou storks, ground horn bills, secretary birds, black-bellied bustards, Open-billed storks, Widow birds, wheatears, bishops ,weavers,  black-headed lapwing, Goliath heron, yellow-fronted tinkerbirds, malachite kingfisher, long- toed lapwing, long-tailed nightjar, Denham’s bustard, blue-headed coucal, speckle-fronted weaver, black-headed gonolek, standard-winged nightjar among others

Essentials for birding safari adventure in Murchison falls national park

 Preparing for a bird watching tour in Murchison falls national park requires careful considerations of essential items to ensure a comfortable and rewarding experience. Here’s a list of essential to pack for your birding safari.

Binocular; a good pair of a binocular is essential for observing birds from a far distance and appreciating their intricate details and behaviours. opt for lightweight, waterproof binocular with a wide field of view for optimal birding

Field guide; bring a long a comprehensive field guide to birds of Uganda or East Africa to help you identify the species you encounter

Bird checklist; consider printing out a bird checklist specific to Murchison falls national park

Appropriate clothing; dress in lightweight breathable clothing in neutral colours for optimal comfort and camouflage while birdwatching. Long-sleeved shirts, trousers, and a wide- brimmed hat will helps protect you from the sun, insects and vegetation

Insect repellent. Apply insect repellent containing DEET to exposed skin to deter mosquitoes, tick, and other biting insects.

Sturdy footwear; wear comfortable, sturdy hiking boots or shoes with good grip for traversing uneven terrain and exploring forest trails.

Sun protection; pack sunscreen with a high SPF rating to protect your skin from sunburn during extended periods of birdwatching. sunglasses and a wide -brimmed hat will also -brimmed hat will also help shield your eyes and face from the sun’s harsh rays.

Water and snacks; stay hydrated throughout your birding safari by carrying plenty of water in a reusable water bottle or hydration pack.  Pack nutritious snacks such as trail mix, granola bars, and fresh fruit to keep your energy levels up during the long days in the field.

Bird watching tours in Murchison Falls National Park
Packing List

Notebook and pen; carry a small notebook and open to jot down field notes, observations, and birding highlights during your safari.

Camera and accessories; bring a digital camera or smart phones with a telephone lens to capture high-quality photos of birds you encounter.

Best time to go for bird watching tour in Murchison falls national park

The best time to visit Murchison falls national park is during the dry seasons which runs from December to late February and then from June to August. Dring this season the weather conditions are characterised by little or no rainfall making animal viewing fascinating since they concentrate around the water shores.  however, for birding, it is best done in January to march which tend to be a low tourist season and has plenty of bird species.

Where to say while on your bird watching safari in the park

Birders planning to visit Murchison falls national park shouldn’t worry much about where to stay, the park offers a lot of accommodation facilities to cater for all classes of visitors such accommodation facilities includes Murchison Falls Bamboo Village, Nile Breeze Bamboo Lodge, Nile Treats Beach Resort, Ikorom Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Bush Lodge, Fort Murchison Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Murchison River  Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Pakora Safari Lodge, Murchison Tree House, Geo Lodge,  Nile Safari Lodge, Amuka Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge, Bwana Tembo Safari Camp, Global Village Guest House, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, Heritage Safari Lodge among others.

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