Birds of Kibale forest– So far, 339 species of birds have been recorded, but more species are likely to be added. Kibale forest National Park is an excellent birding spot due to its varied habitat and dense vegetation that give birds a safe haven and plenty of food to feed on. Birding usually happens early in the morning and late evenings for the nocturnal birds of Kibale forst. The park has the Green-breasted Pitta as the most sought-after species along with others; Chubb’s Cisticola, Black-capped Waxbill, Africa Shrike-flycatcher, African Black-headed Oriole, African Emerald Cuckoo, African Green-pigeon, Black-crowned Tchagra, African Wood O, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, among others. You can always count on Kibale forest National park during your Uganda birding safaris.
Bird watching tours start at 7am at Kanyanchu. Rare species include the Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler, White-collared Oliveback and Papyrus Canary. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is the best bird-watching spot– a community four-hour trail, located just outside the park, it is home to 138 bird species which may be seen during guided walks along the boardwalk trail and viewing platforms. Migratory birds are present from November to April.