Birding with the Hallmarks travels

6 Day Birding Itinerary - from Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day one: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Birding UgandaAfter breakfast start off an exciting birding adventure, bird en-route, have your packed lunch and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park you will arrive in the late afternoon. When traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park, look out for species like Raptors, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Barbets, Tinker birds, Woodpeckers, Apalises, Honey guides, Greenbuls, Swallows, Larks, Cisticolas, Pipits, Chats, Shrikes, Starlings, Widow birds and many more. Have your dinner and overnight at one of the lodges in Buhoma.

Day two: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Buhoma-Ivi trail

After an early breakfast, we head for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest looking out for species like Black Bee-Eater, Tinker birds and Barbets, Woodpeckers, African Broadbill, Greenbuls, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Luhder’s Bush-shrike, Pink-footed Puff back, Petit’s Cuckoo shrike, Starlings, Sunbirds, Black-billed Weaver, Brown-capped weaver, among others. Have dinner and overnight as before.

Day three: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Buhoma-Muyaga waterfall trail

After your breakfast, get an early start to look for birds like Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-Eater, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Woodpeckers, African Broadbill, assorted Greenbuls, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Chapin's Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Grauer's Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler , Oberlander’s Ground Thrush ,Mountain Masked Apalis, Bocage's Bush-shrike, Luhder's Bush-shrike, Pink-footed Puffback, Petit's Cuckooshrike, Starlings, Black-billed Weaver, Brown-capped weaver among other birds. Have dinner and Overnight as before.

Day four: Bird as you transfer to Ruhija via the Neck

After breakfast, bird as you transfer to Ruhija looking out for birds like Black Bee-eater, Red-throated Wryneck, Mountain Wagtail, Toro Olive-Greenbuls, White-starred Robin, Olive Thrush, Cassin’s-grey Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Chubb’s Cisticola, Banded Prinia, Mountain Masked Apalis, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Collared Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Sharpe’s Starling, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Twin spot, Yellow Bishop, Black-throated Seedeater among others. Have dinner and overnight at one of the Lodges.

Day five: Birding in Mubwindi Swamp

Birding UgandaAfter breakfast, walk down to the Mubwindi Swamp looking out for species like the Black-billed Turaco, Western Green Tinkerbird, Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Green-Broadbill, Shelly’s Crimsonwing, Mountain Greenbul, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, African Hill Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Collared Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Bar-tailed Trogon, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird and more. Certainly one of the highlights of any birding trips in Uganda, this walk is physically challenging, but taken slowly it is quite manageable. Have a delicious dinner and overnight as before.

Day six: Birding as you head to Kisoro

After breakfast, bird to Kisoro via Echuya forest and the remaining stretch of papyrus swamp to look for the Papyrus Yellow Warbler and Papyrus Canary if we are lucky, as well as Carruther's Cisticola, Little Rush Warbler and Fawn-breasted Waxbill among other birds.

Continue with the drive to Kisoro looking out for birds like Handsome Francolin, Olive Pigeon, Western Green Tinkerbird, Archer's Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Mountain Masked Apalis, White-browed Crombec, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Doherty's Bush-shrike, Montane Oriole, White-napped Raven, Dusky Crimsonwing, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-headed Waxbill among other birds. Have dinner and overnight at any accommodation of your choice in Kisoro.