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Egyptian Goose

~50 at the Kazinga Channel, along the shoreline; 6 Entebbe Botanical Gardens, in pairs perched in the trees

Yellow-billed Duck

Quite common Mabamba Swamp; small numbers on flooded marsh journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo; 2 Picnic spot near Kibale

Helmeted Guineafowl

Common guided walk around Mburo and later small numbers Mburo to Bwindi; Common Queen Elizabeth National Park; small numbers Ishasha;~25 on tracks to and in Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~20 Mwemi to Kibale

Crested Guineafowl 

1 Kibale Forest, crossing path while looking for Chimps

Crested Francolin

3 Mburo in bush next to track up to Mihingo Lodge; 1 Mburo to Bwindi

Red-necked Spurfowl

Quite common guided walk around Mburo; small numbers Mburo to Bwindi; small numbers Ishasha; ~12 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~6 Mwemi to Kibale

Yellow-billed Stork 

~15 flooded Marsh journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo; 2 + 1 juv Kazinga Channel

African Openbill 

2-3 in Mabamba Swamp area; 1 Ishasha

Abdim's Stork

~16 + 1 Kibale to Kampala. Only seen on this journey,where the group were feeding on a cultivated field near to the main road, and the single bird was flying over a small town

Woolly-necked Stork

2 overhead Mburo to Bwindi

Saddle-billed Stork

1 on flooded marsh journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo; 1 Kazinga Channel, walking amongst colony of gulls, terns, and cormorants

Marabou Stork

Very common in some towns and villages journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo; 2 at roost Mburo; Common in some towns Mburo to Bwindi; 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~5 Kazinga Channel; ~6 Mwemi to Kibale; some in towns Kibale to Kampala; Quite common Cassia Lodge, Kampala to Entebbe, & Entebbe Botanical Gardens

African Sacred Ibis 

2 groups of ~10 birds Mburo to Bwindi; 2 Kazinga Channel

Hadada Ibis 

Always noisy when arriving - Small numbers in Mabamba Swamp area; 2 landed in front of Mihingo Lodge; 1 + 1 Mburo to Bwindi; 1 Bwindi; 1 Bwindi to Ishasha;4 Kazinga Channel; 4 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

African Spoonbill

2 Kazinga Channel

Striated Heron

3 Lake Mburo, all separate birds, and perched in vegetation at the edge of the lake

Squacco Heron

4 Mabamba Swamp; 2 Lake Mburo; 3 Kazinga Channel

Western Cattle Egret

Common in patches with cattle - small numbers Mburo to Bwindi; ~40 with Cape Buffalo Queen Elizabeth National Park

Grey Heron

4 Kazinga Channel

Black-headed Heron

1 Mburo to Bwindi; 1 Kibale to Kampala; 1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Goliath Heron

1 Kazinga Channel

Great Egret

2 Kazinga Channel

Little Egret

~12 Mabamba Swamp; 5 Kazinga Channel; 3 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Hamerkop

4 on rails at jetty from Entebbe ferry; 1 Lake Mburo; 1 Mburo to Bwindi; 1 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 6 Kazinga Channel; 1 making nest just outside of Mwemi Lodge; 5 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Pink-backed Pelican

4 over Mwemi Lodge, 5 Kazinga Channel; 2 Mwemi to Kibale; 1 flying over Entebbe airport in dark

Reed Cormorant

Common from Entebbe to and including Mabamba Swamp; ~8 Kazinga Channel ~20 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Great Cormorant

~120 Kazinga Channel

Black-winged Kite

1 attacking Brown Snake Eagle Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park; 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park (1 on each visit)

African Harrier-Hawk 

1 Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park; 1 Kazinga Channel; 2 Cassia Lodge

Palm-nut Vulture

4 overhead in Entebbe and Mabamba Swamp area; 1 and juvenile Ishasha; 1 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 2 Kazinga Channel; 2 Mwemi to Kibale

White-backed Vulture 

1 soaring Ishasha; 1 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Rüppell's Vulture

1 on tree Mburo

Lappet-faced Vulture

1 perched Queen Elizabeth National Park

Black-chested Snake Eagle

2 separate birds Mburo to Bwindi

Brown Snake Eagle

1 Mburo; 1 being harassed by Black-winged Kite Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park; 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 on each visit); 1 Mwemi to Kibale

Western Banded Snake Eagle

2 separate birds over Ishasha

Bateleur

1 over Mburo; 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park, sat on tree together and seen from the road

Long-crested Eagle

4 journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo ; 1 Mburo to Bwindi; 1 Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park; 1 + 1 Queen Elizabeth National Park 1;1 Swamp walk near Kibale; 2 Kibale to Kampala

Lesser Spotted Eagle

3 Queen Elizabeth National Park. Despite being sat on trees next to the track, they gave some problems with ID. This was based on size, gape length, and contrasting wing plumage. The legs couldn’t be seen clearly to aid ID

Wahlberg's Eagle

2 together on tree Mburo

Lizard Buzzard

1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Little Sparrowhawk

1 over track just outside of Mwemi Lodge

Western Marsh Harrier 

1 male Lake Mburo; 1 + 1 Queen Elizabeth National Park. All in flight

African Marsh Harrier

3 in flight over papyrus at Mabamba Swamp; 2 Lake Mburo

Pallid Harrier

3 females Queen Elizabeth National Park; 1 male Mwemi to Kibale. All in flight

Yellow-billed Kite

Very common from Entebbe to Mburo; 2 over Lake Mburo; Few Mburo to Bwindi; 2 Bwindi to Ishasha; Common over Kampala

African Fish Eagle

~15 Lake Mburo; 1 Ishasha, 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~8 Kazinga Channel

Common Buzzard

1 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Augur Buzzard 

1 over Mburo to Bwindi

Black-bellied Bustard

1 male guided walk around Mburo and 2 lagter on return to Mburo from Lake Mburo; 1 Ishasha; 1 Mwemi to Kibale

African Finfoot

The tourist boat trip on Lake Mburo offers excellent chances of seeing Finfoot. The boat chugs around the shoreline of the lake, and if the driver isn’t proficient at finding them, it is worth checking under the overhanging vegetation to see if any can be spotted. Both happened on our tour, with the first/male being spotted by me, and a subsequent female by the driver 

Black Crake

1 Mabamba Swamp; ~8 Kazinga Channel

Grey Crowned Crane

Up to 100 on flooded Marsh journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo; 2 Mburo to Bwindi

Water Thick-knee

2 pairs Lake Mburo; 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 9 Kazinga Channel

Black-winged Stilt

~20 Kazinga Channel

Spur-winged Lapwing

1 Mabamba Swamp; ~20 Kazinga Channel

Senegal Lapwing

2 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 1 on nest next to track just outside of Mwemi Lodge

African Wattled Lapwing 

5 Mburo; 1 pair guided walk around Mburo and 1 pair Mburo; 4 Mburo to Bwindi; ~16 + 20 Queen Elizabeth National Park on two visits

Common Ringed Plover

2 Kazinga Channel

African Jacana

~20 Mabamba Swamp; 2 on vegetation platform Lake Mburo; 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Marsh Sandpiper

2 Kazinga Channel

Common Greenshank

2 Kazinga Channel

Green Sandpiper

2 Lake Mburo; 1 Ishasha

Wood Sandpiper

1 Entebbe ferry departure; 1 Mabamba Swamp; 1 Ishasha; 3 Kazinga Channel; 1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Common Sandpiper

Common near Entebbe ferry landing jetty; 3 Lake Mburo   ; 1 Ishasha; 1 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 8 Kazinga Channel

Ruddy Turnstone

2 Kazinga Channel

Sanderling

~20 Kazinga Channel

Little Stint

2 Kazinga Channel

Curlew Sandpiper

2 Kazinga Channel

Ruff

4 Kazinga Channel

Grey-headed Gull

~100 Kazinga Channel

Lesser Black-backed Gull

~40 Kazinga Channel

Gull-billed Tern

~150 Kazinga Channel

White-winged Tern

~100+ over Lake Victoria from ferry; ~60 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Speckled Pigeon

3 Cassia Lodge

Ring-necked Dove

~10 Mburo; Small numbers Mburo to Bwind; Small numbers Ishasha; Occasional Queen Elizabeth National Park

Laughing Dove

1 Myema Lodge; Occasional Queen Elizabeth National Park

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

1 guided walk around Mburo. Wood Doves were regularly spotted flying to the undergrowth, but this one was the only one positively identified

Tambourine Dove

1 Swamp walk near Kibale, flying along the forest edge

African Green Pigeon

1 Kibale Guest Lodge

Great Blue Turaco

3 separate birds en route from Entebbe to Mabamba Swamp; 3 + 1 Swamp walk near Kibale; 1 Kibale to Kampala;1 Kampala to Entebbe; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Ross's Turaco

1 Mburo; 1 flew past accommodation twice Engagi Lodge

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

1 Mburo to Bwindi; 1 Ishasha

Eastern Plantain-eater 

1 near landing area for Mabamba Swamp; 1 Mburo; 4 Cassia Lodge; 8 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

White-browed Coucal

1 Ishasha; 3+5 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 2 track from Mwemi Lodge; 1 Mwemi to Kibale

Blue Malkoha

1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Levaillant's Cuckoo

1 Engagi Lodge, which was seen flying into a tree directly in front of the dining area, where it stayed for some time

Klaas's Cuckoo

1 male from balcony Engagi Lodge

African Cuckoo

1 Mburo; 1 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Verreaux's Eagle-Owl

1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens – this bird had been seen by one of the locals the day before, and he kindly showed its location to our guide

African Palm Swift

2 Kibale to Kampala

Alpine Swift

4 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Common Swift

1 Mburo

Little Swift

~10 around restaurant stop Mburo to Bwindi

Horus Swift

4 over Mwemi Lodge

Speckled Mousebird

Very common and regularly seen, usually in small groups flying in tight formations - 1 on approach to Mabamba Swamp; 3 near accommodation Mihingo Lodge; 3 groups of 2-4 birds each Mburo to Bwindi; ~6 Engagi Lodge; Small groups regular Ishasha, Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park; Common Mwemi to Kibale

Blue-naped Mousebird 

3 on track Mburo

Narina Trogon

1 Mburo

Lilac-breasted Roller

2 together on wires journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo; 1 guided walk around Mburo

Broad-billed Roller

Very common from Entebbe to Mburo, usually on roadside wires; 1 Bwindi to Ishasha; 3 Kampala to Entebbe, 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Grey-headed Kingfisher

1 Mwemi to Kibale

Striped Kingfisher

1 Mburo; 1 guided walk around Mburo; 2Mburo

Woodland Kingfisher 

1 Mabamba Swamp; 1 Mburo, 1 Lake Mburo;1 in a town Mburo to Bwindi; 1 Swamp walk near Kibale; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

African Pygmy Kingfisher

1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Malachite Kingfisher

Very common Mabamba Swamp; Very common Lake Mburo; 1 Kazinga Channel; 1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Giant Kingfisher

2 Picnic spot near Kibale. This was at a small lake (about 100m in length) surrounded by forest. They spent most of the time in the trees on the opposite shore,  but one did come to the adjacent bank

Pied Kingfisher

This is by far the most common Kingfisher encountered, and seems to occur wherever there is water - Large numbers near landing dock for Entebbe ferry, with good numbers Mabamba Swamp Very common Lake Mburo; 2 separate birds Mburo to Bwindi; Abundant Kazinga Channel; Common Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Little Bee-eater

1 Mburo

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

2 birds above river valley Mburo to Bwindi; 2 Picnic spot near Kibale

Red-throated Bee-eater

1 Kazinga Channel

White-throated Bee-eater

3 on track from Mwemi Lodge; 2 Mwemi to Kibale    ; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

4 Lake Mburo; 2 Mburo to Bwindi

Crowned Hornbill

2 Kibale to Kampala 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

African Pied Hornbill

2 Mburo

African Grey Hornbill

1 Mburo; 1 Mburo

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill

By far the most regularly seen Hornbill, as well as the noisiest! 2 pairs on tracks near Mabamba Swamp; 2 Picnic spot near Kibale; 2 Swamp walk near Kibale; 4 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Speckled Tinkerbird

1 Engagi Lodge; 1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

1 singing outside of restaurant Mihingo Lodge; 2 Bwindi bird walk; 1 Kibale Forest

Spot-flanked Barbet

3 guided walk around Mburo

Double-toothed Barbet

Pair in woodland Mburo to Bwindi

Buff-spotted Woodpecker 

2 Swamp walk near Kibale

Grey Kestrel

1 on approach to Mabamba Swamp; 2+1 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 1 on track from Mwemi Lodge; 1 Cassia Lodge

Eurasian Hobby

1 circling over Cassia Lodge

Grey Parrot

2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Meyer's Parrot

2 flying Mburo

Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher

1 female Bwindi

Brown-throated Wattle-eye

2 males in front of lodge Mburo; 1 next to accommodation Engagi Lodge

Bocage's Bushshrike

2 Bwindi bird walk

Orange-breasted Bushshrike

4 guided walk around Mburo; 1 Mburo; 1 Engagi Lodge

Brown-crowned Tchagra

1 in bush of restaurant Mburo to Bwindi

Black-crowned Tchagra

1 Mburo guided walk

Lühder's Bushshrike

1 Bwindi bird walk

Black-headed Gonolek

The first few birds were seen from the van and seemed to be shy and retiring, but subsequent birds around Mwemi lodge were very confiding, coming to the edge of the restaurant - 2+1 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~6 Queen Elizabeth National Park the following day;, 6 Mwemi Lodge; 1 on track from Mwemi Lodge; 3 Mwemi to Kibale

Black Cuckooshrike

1 yellow shouldered male guided walk around Mburo

Petit's Cuckooshrike

Male and separate female Bwindi bird walk

Grey-backed Fiscal

2 early on guided walk around Mburo; 1 Ishasha, 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 2 on track from Mwemi Lodge; 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 2 Mwemi to Kibale; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Northern Fiscal

~6 Mburo to Bwindi; 1 Bwindi to Ishasha; 1 Mwemi to Kibale

Fork-tailed Drongo

~6 guided walk around Mburo

Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher 

1 in front of Mihingo Lodge restaurant; 1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

African Paradise Flycatcher

1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Pied Crow

~6 journey from Mabamba Swamp to Mburo; Common in towns Mburo to Bwindi; ~6 some towns Mwemi to Kibale; Common Kampala

White-tailed Blue Flycatcher

These and African Blue Flycatcher are more confusing than expected. This species is brighter than suggested by the field guides, and the white in the tail is not at all obvious, so close observation is needed when seen - Pair from balcony Engagi Lodge; 2 Engagi Lodge; 4 Bwindi bird walk; 2 Kibale Guest Lodge;   1 Kibale Forest

White-winged Black Tit

~6 guided walk around Mburo

Western Nicator

1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Rufous-naped Lark

4 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Common Bulbul

One of the most common and well distributed birds encountered - Small number Mburo; Common Mburo to Bwindi;  Common Engagi Lodge; Common Bwindi bird walk; Abundant Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mwemi Lodge, and Kazinga Channel; Common Mwemi to Kibale, Kibale Guest Lodge, and Swamp walk near Kibale; Very common Kampala

Little Greenbul

1 Bwindi bird walk

Plain Greenbul

1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Black Saw-wing

4 over Bwindi bird walk

Barn Swallow

Quite common see and Mabamba Swamp; Common Ishasha, Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park; Common Mwemi Lodge; Common Queen Elizabeth National Park

Angolan Swallow

Few on departure dock of Entebbe ferry; Some identified Mwemi Lodge

Lesser Striped Swallow

2 Mabamba Swamp; 6 Lake Mburo; 4 Bwindi; Very common Mwemi Lodge

Red-breasted Swallow

~10 guided walk around Mburo; Common Queen Elizabeth National Park

Red-rumped Swallow

Small numbers over Engagi Lodge

Green Crombec

1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Neumann's Warbler

1 from balcony of accommodation Engagi Lodge; 1 Mwemi Lodge

Chubb's Cisticola

1 singing around balcony Engagi Lodge

Zitting Cisticola

Common Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tawny-flanked Prinia

2 Swamp walk near Kibale

White-chinned Prinia

2 Swamp walk near Kibale

Grey Apalis

1 Bwindi bird walk

Grey-backed Camaroptera

1 next to accommodation Mihingo Lodge; 3 Mwemi Lodge; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Green-capped Eremomela

1 guided walk around Mburo

Brown Babbler

3 Mburo; 1 Mwemi Lodge

African Yellow White-eye

3 Bwindi bird walk; 1 Kibale Guest Lodge; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Purple-headed Starling

3 Swamp walk near Kibale

Rüppell's Starling

Very common and obvious throughout - Common Entebbe ferry landing;  Very common Mburo; Very common Mburo to Bwindi; Common Bwindi to Ishasha, Ishasha, Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park; Quite common Queen Elizabeth National Park; Regular around Mwemi Lodge; Common Mwemi to Kibale; 2 Cassia Lodge

Violet-backed Starling

Pair Ishasha

Yellow-billed Oxpecker 

1 on tree guided walk around Mburo; 1 on Zebra Mburo; 1 on Buffalo Ishasha; 1 on  Buffalo Kazinga Channel

African Thrush

1 Bwindi bird walk; 1 Swamp walk near Kibale; 2 Victoria Hotel, Entebbe

Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher

3 Bwindi bird walk

Northern Black Flycatcher

~8 Mwemi Lodge; ~3 on track from Mwemi Lodge ~10 Mwemi to Kibale

Ashy Flycatcher

1 Bwindi bird walk

Swamp Flycatcher

~10 Mabamba Swamp; Very common around Mwemi Lodge

African Dusky Flycatcher

1 + juv Picnic spot near Kibale, 1 Swamp walk near Kibale

White-browed Robin-Chat

1 singing first thing at Entebbe lodge; ~4 Mwemi Lodge; 1 Mwemi to Kibale

Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat

1 Swamp walk near Kibale, where the guide lured the bird out; 1 Entebbe Botanical Gardens, much more obliging under a fairly open tree

Whinchat

1+3 Queen Elizabeth National Park

African Stonechat

1 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Sooty Chat

1+3 Mburo

Collared Sunbird 

3 Mihingo Lodge; 1 Engagi Lodge

Green-headed Sunbird

2 Kibale Guest Lodge, where they were feeding on palm plants 

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

4 juveniles Mihingo Lodge, together in a tree with calling Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird; 2 adults – a male and female - Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Bronzy Sunbird

1 from balcony Engagi Lodge; Male and 2 females Engagi Lodge; Pair Kibale Guest Lodge, 1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Golden-winged Sunbird

1 Kibale Forest, unfortunately not one of the stunning males, but a female which was fairly drab with wing and tail patches under the cover of the forest while on the Chimp trek

Olive-bellied Sunbird

1 Swamp walk near Kibale; 2 Kibale Forest

Ruwenzori Double-collared Sunbird

Male and female Engagi Lodge. The Double-collared Sunbirds can be a bit of a minefield, but images reviewed later showed the blue of the rump

Northern Double-collared Sunbird

1 Engagi Lodge

Red-chested Sunbird

1 Queen Elizabeth National Park; Common around Mwemi Lodge; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Northern Grey-headed Sparrow

1 at Entebbe Ferry landing; 1 Lake Mburo; 4 restaurant stop Mburo to Bwindi; Quite common in some villages Bwindi to Ishasha; 2 Mwemi Lodge; 2 Kibale Guest Lodge

Baglafecht Weaver

1 male from balcony Engagi Lodge

Slender-billed Weaver

Common around Mwemi Lodge

Holub's Golden Weaver

Pair Mburo to Bwindi

Northern Brown-throated Weaver

2-3 Mabamba Swamp; ~6 Victoria Hotel, Entebbe

Village Weaver

Colony at Mabamba Swamp landing dock; Small numbers Lake Mburo; Small numbers in some towns Bwindi to Ishasha and Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and also Ishasha; Colony at one end of Mwemi Lodge; Colony Swamp walk near Kibale, They were often associating with Vieillot’s Black Weavers in shared colonies

Vieillot's Black Weaver 

Small numbers in Village Weaver colony Mabamba Swamp; Colony Kibale Guest Lodge; Colony Swamp walk near Kibale

Black-headed Weaver

Very common around Mwemi Lodge

Red-headed Malimbe

1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Southern Red Bishop

~40 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Grey-headed Nigrita

2 Swamp walk near Kibale

Red-billed Firefinch

Pair Mihingo Lodge, in front of the restaurant; Common Queen Elizabeth National Park, ~30 around Mwemi Lodge

Black-crowned Waxbill

~8 Kibale Guest Lodge

Bronze Mannikin

~25 Swamp walk near Kibale

Black-and-white Mannikin 

Group of ~12 Mburo to Bwindi; ~20 Swamp walk near Kibale

Pin-tailed Whydah

1 Ishasha; 3 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~25 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 2 Mwemi Lodge; Pair Swamp walk near Kibale

Western Yellow Wagtail

2+5 Mburo; 3 Mburo to Bwindi; ~8 Mwemi Lodge; 6 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Mountain Wagtail

1 Bwindi to Ishasha

African Pied Wagtail

2 on Entebbe ferry; 2 Mihingo Lodge restaurant; Pairs regular Mburo to Bwindi; 2 Bwindi; 2 Mwemi Lodge; 2 Kibale Forest

Yellow-throated Longclaw

~6 Mburo; ~6 Ishasha; ~12 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Western Citril

Male from balcony Engagi Lodge

Yellow-fronted Canary

1 guided walk around Mburo

Streaky Seedeater

1 Engagi Lodge

Golden-breasted Bunting

1 guided walk around Mburo; 1 in woodland Mburo to Bwindi

 

 Mammals seen

African Elephant

Usually seen in family groups, they were only regular in the Queen Elizabeth NP area -  7+1 on the Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park journey; ~10 Queen Elizabeth National Park; 3 herds Kazinga Channel; 2 herds early evening on track just outside of Mwemi Lodge; 2 small groups Mwemi to Kibale

Brown Greater Galago

2 Mburo, where the lower deck below the bar at Mihingo Lodge is usually visited each evening at around 8pm

Grey-cheeked Mangabey

2 groups Swamp walk near Kibale

Red-tailed Monkey

3 groups Swamp walk near Kibale; 1 Kibale Forest, where it was the only other primate than Chimpanzee seen

Vervet Monkey

Common Mburo Common Lake Mburo; Common Mburo to Bwindi; 3 Ishasha; 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Olive Baboon

Very common Mburo; Small numbers Mburo to Bwindi; Regular groups Ishasha, Ishasha to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park; 4 Kazinga Channel

Mantled Guereza

1 group Picnic spot near Kibale; 2 groups Swamp walk near Kibale; 2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Ugandan Red Colobus

Small group Picnic spot near Kibale, large group Swamp walk near Kibale

Eastern Gorilla

14 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. THE reason for the trip. The Buhoma sector of Bwindi Forest seems to be the place to go for guaranteed sightings and a range of length of walk to see them. We were fortunate to find a group on the edge of forest within half an hour, but this is unusual

Common Chimpanzee

2 + family Kibale Forest. Not to be outdone, the Chimps rivalled their larger cousins with a superb display. We were made to walk a lot further over less harsh terrain to find them, but they performed when we found them

Boehm's Squirrel

1 Swamp walk near Kibale

Striped Ground Squirrel

2 Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Lion

2 Ishasha, 10 + 11 Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Lions at Ishasha are a bit of a tourist attraction, but were no more impressive than the others seen. Also, I would guess that sightings are far from guaranteed

Common Dwarf Mongoose

1 guided walk around Mburo; 2 Mburo; 3 singles Mburo to Bwindi

Banded Mongoose

Family of ~8 Mburo;15 Mwemi Lodge(where they were raiding the bins behind the restaurant); 12 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spotted Hyena

2 guided walk around Mburo, seen very early, and picking morsels from the head of an Impala

Burchell's Zebra

These are only present in the Lake Mburo Park area: ~20 Mburo; Small herd guided walk around Mburo; Common Mburo; 2 herds Mburo to Bwindi 

Common Wart-hog

Abundant Mburo; Common guided walk around Mburo; Common Lake Mburo; Common Mburo to Bwindi; Few Ishasha; Few Queen Elizabeth National Park; 3 Mwemi Lodge, 1 on track outside of Mwemi Lodge; ~20 Mwemi to Kibale

Common Hippopotamus

At least 50 Lake Mburo; 4 Ishasha; ~50 Kazinga Channel; 1 Mwemi to Kibale

Impala

~30 Mburo; Common guided walk around Mburo; Some Lake Mburo; Good numbers Mburo to Bwindi

Topi

~25 Mburo; Some guided walk around Mburo; Good numbers Mburo to Bwindi; ~25 Ishasha

Water Buffalo

5 early afternoon Mburo; Small herd early afternoon Mburo; ~80+ Ishasha; ~15 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~60 Queen Elizabeth National Park ~80 Kazinga Channel; ~40 Mwemi to Kibale

Common Eland

2 females water hole below Mihingo Lodge; 2 again at water hole and herd of 7 Mburo to Bwindi

Waterbuck

2 Mburo; Quite common Mburo;  Very common Lake Mburo; ~6 Mburo to Bwindi; ~20 Ishasha; ~40 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~30 Queen Elizabeth National Park;~20 Mwemi to Kibale

Bushbuck

Quite common Mburo; Common Lake Mburo; 3 Mburo to Bwindi; 1 on track just outside of Mwemi Lodge

Kob

Common Ishasha; Common Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~70 Queen Elizabeth National Park; ~50 Mwemi to Kibale

 

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