Uganda Young Birders

Today, Uganda has up to 16 national and over 30 site level birding guides, thanks to Uganda Bird Guides Club for uniting these extra-ordinary activity service providers.

It has been quite a challenge coming up with amazing numbers and honestly it will still be in the future if we do not start engaging children into birding at early ages. Avian Safaris and other enthusiast stake holders, working together with Uganda Bird Guides Club have brought about the existence of Uganda Young Birders Club. Currently the club consist of only bird guides sons and daughters, but this is a very good way to start. This guarantees a bigger bird guides club in Uganda come the future

We currently run a Facebook page for the Uganda Young Birders, please like it. Young birders pose for a photo after a young bird watchers excursion at Kasenge Forest one of the newly discovered birding spots in Uganda.

Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Mountain gorillas are the largest living primates and the world's most endangered apes with a population of less than 800 individuals world over- none in zoos. They are found in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

They share 97% DNA with human beings! They are our closest living cousins after the Chimpanzee, They have up to 25 vocalization for communication

Mountain Gorillas are shy, social and very active during day. They live in families of 8-25 members with one leading male (The Silver Back).

Gorillas have a lifespan of 50 years in the wild. They reproduce at a very slow speed with a gestation period of approximately 8.5 months and an interval of four years to the next birth.

Diet: Mainly herbivores eating fruits, herbs, leaves, stems, roots and shoots. Sometimes ingest small insects like ants and termites.