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Crowned Lapwing Crowned Lapwing

Birdwatching Tour to Queen Elizabeth NP– 7 Days

Jan 01, 2011

Queen Elizabeth National Park birding spot' remarkable diversity is reflected in its bird list of 606 species, the largest of any protected areas in Africa. Eleven species of global conservation concern have been recorded, and there are old records of three other such species.

Tour Highlights

Departs: Entebbe International Airport Tour Length: 7 Days Focus: Birding | Game Viewing Key Species: Orange Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Papyrus Gonolek, White-napped pigeon, Lesser Flamingo, Black-winged Pratincole Expected # of birds: 250 Species Birding PaceRelaxed Physical DifficultyEasy Group LimitMaximum 8 Bird Photography:Worthwhile Possible ExtensionsChimpanzee Trekking

Day 1: Arrival For Bird watching Tour

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to the Hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, we bird Entebbe botanical Gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
Overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel | Entebbe Travellers Inn

Day 2: Uganda Birding Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast, we bird to the home to 606 bird species. We stop several times on the way for possibly encountered species hence a late arrival.

Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board)

Day 3: Birding Uganda at Mweya Peninsular & Kazinga Channel

The morning of this day, we bird the Mweya Peninsular and in the afternoon we take a boat to Kazinga channel. You will have the exposure to the, African Skimmer, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, White-winged Terns, Swamp Fly-catcher, Grey-capped Warbler, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Collard Pranticles, African Jacana, Pin-tailed Whydah, Martial Eagle, Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars, the lovely Black-headed Gonolek, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Common Squacco Heron, African Skimmer, African Fish Eagle, Verreaux's Eagle-Owl, Sedge Warbler, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, Great white and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Mourning Dove, African Open-billed Stork, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Yellow-billed and Marabou Stork, Egyptian Goose, a number of Gull species, just to mention but a few.

Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board)

Day 4: Birding Tour through Kasenyi Track and the Craters in UgandaNorthern Grey-headed SparrowNorthern Grey-headed Sparrow

Today, bird the Kasenyi trail and the craters for hundreds of Savannah species, we search for the Common Rock Thrush, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, Common Redstart, White-fronted Black Chat, Sooty Chat, Isabelline Wheatear, Common Bulbul, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, the Arrow-marked, Black-lored and Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honeyguide, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Black Scimitarbill, Green Wood Hoopoe, a number of Buzzards, Barbets, Rollers, Harriers, Vultures, Eagles, Bee-eaters, Warblers, and so forth.

Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board)

Day 5: Bird Uganda Ishasha Sector and Kyambura Gorge

We bird this beautiful sections for hundreds of species, among which will include; African Thrush, Ruppell's Long-tailed Sterling, Black-headed Gonolek, Slender-billed Weaver, Little Weaver, Black-headed Weaver, Grey-headed Sparrow, Red-headed Lovebird, Spur-winged Lapwing, the African, Red-eyed and African Morning Doves, the Winding, Croacking and Zitting Cisticolas, just to mention but a few.

Overnight at Jacana Safari Lodge | Kingfisher Lodge (Full Board)

Day 6: Bird watching to Entebbe in Uganda

We wisely spend the last day; we have breakfast and bad to Kampala. We might have several stops along our way for spotted birds.

Overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel | Entebbe Traveller's Inn

Day 7: Departure - End of tour

 

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Last modified on Sunday, 17 May 2015 18:13

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

The Village Weaver is a stocky 15–17 cm bird with a strong conical bill and dark reddish eyes.

This weaver builds a large coarsely woven nest made of grass and leaf strips with a downward facing entrance which is suspended from a branch in a tree. 2-3 eggs are laid. This is a colonial breeder, so many nests may hang from one tree.

Village Weaver feeds principally on seeds and grain, and can be a crop pest, but it will readily take insects, especially when feeding young, which partially redresses the damage to agriculture.

The calls of this bird include harsh buzzes and chattering.

Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata)

Turacos are a group of African near-passerines. The Great Blue Turaco is the largest turaco and also the largest species in the diverse Cuculiformes order (which includes the cuckoos).

Generally, the Great Blue Turaco is 70–76 cm in length with a mass of 800–1,231 g. In the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Great Blue Turaco is actively hunted for meat and feathers. The blue and yellow tail feathers are prized for making good luck talismans.

Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)

Woodland Kingfisher

This brightly coloured medium-sized Kingfisher ranges from 20 - 23 cm, from bill tip to tail.

The bird is endemic to Africa, preferring a variety of wooded habitats with some trees, especially Acacias, including around human habitation. The Woodland Kingfisher is aggressively territorial, attacking intruders including humans. It has a striking display in which the wings are spread to show the white linings.

They nest in tree holes excavated by Woodpeckers or Barbets, where they lay up to three round white eggs.

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