Birds – Lake Mburo NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Over 310 bird species have been recorded in Lake Mburo NP. This park is the best place in Uganda for acacia-dwelling birds. Forest species are also present in Rubanga Forest. A bonus for birders is the swamps, in which six papyrus specials are resident, including the spectacular papyrus gonolek and the blue-headed coucal. Lake Mburo is also a place to find southern species at the northern limit of their range, including the black-collared barbet and bare-faced go-away bird. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Notable Birds in Lake Mburo NP
African wattled lapwing
Common
Bare-faced go-away-bird
Common
Black-bellied bustard
Common
Greater painted-snipe
Occasional
Saddle-billed stork
Common

Birding Rating

Birding Specials Treats for Avid Birders

(E) endemic = only lives in Uganda
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries

Facts & Figures

Birds in Lake Mburo NP
Bird Species
310+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

The birdlife in Lake Mburo is good year-round. June and July have the least rain, while March and April have the most rain. The heavy rains might result in delays due to impassable roads and slippery hiking trails. These can limit your bird-watching time. Migratory birds are around from November to April.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Lake Mburo NP
Bird Species
310+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr