Bird List in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda-Birding Safari
Bird List in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda-Birding Safari : Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the top safari destination visited on wildlife tours with diversity number of 95 mammal species and a great location for birders harboring 600 bird species as we are short listing them below. The park is located in the southwestern Uganda, ranging from open savannah Ishasha plains to the humid rain forests, fresh water lakes the acacia and euphorbia bushes lowlands and wetlands, salty water lakes.
The park is a paradise of birder of birds over 600 species of birds making it a top birding destination in Uganda. Migratory birds can be seen from November to April yearly and resident birds can be spotted throughout the year. Birds of Queen Elizabeth national park can be spotted at their habituated areas including Maragambo forest area, katwe area, katuguru bridge area, Lake kikorongo area, Kasenyi area, Ishasha area, Mweya peninsular area among others’
Ansertiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; white-faced whistling Duck, Fulvous whistling Duck, Egyptian Goose, Garganey, Hottentot Teal, Yellow-billed Duck, African Black Duck, Red-billed Teal, White-backed Duck, Spur-winged Goose, Comb Duck, Africa pygmy Goose.
Galliformes species in Queen Elizabeth include; Helmeted Guinea fowl, crested Guinea fowl, Nahan’s, Francolin
Galliformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Common quail, Harlequin quill, Blue quill, Heuglin’s francolin, Hildebrandt’s francolin, scaly francolin, red-necked spur fowl, handsome francolin, crested francolin, ring-necked francolin, red-winged francolin.
The phoenicopterriformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Great flamingo, lesser flamingo.
The phoenicopterriformes species found Queen Elizabeth national park include; Little grebe, great crested grebe.
The Coumbiformes species found in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Speckled pigeon, Afep pigeon, African olive pigeon, western bronze-napped pigeon, dusky turtle dove, mourning collared dove, red-eyed dove, ring-necked dove, vinaceous dove, laughing dove, African green pigeon, Emerald-spotted wood dove, black-billed wood dove, blue-spotted wood dove, blue spotted wood dove, tambourine dove, Namaqua dove.
The carprimulgiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Nubian nightjar, Fiery necked nightjar, swamp nightjar, Swamp nightjar, plain nightjar, Freckled nightjar, slender tailed nightjar, Mozambique nightjar, pennant winged nightjar.
The carprimulgiforems species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Mottled spine tailed swift, Sabine’s spine tailed swift, scarce swift, African palm swift, Alpine swift, mottled swift, white rumped swift, Horus swift, little swift, African swift, common swift.
The cuculiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Senel coucal, Blue –headed coucal, white-brown coucal, African black coucal, yellow bill, Jacobin cuckoo, levaillant’s cuckoo, great spotted cuckoo, yellow throated cuckoo, klaas’s cuckoo, African emerald cuckoo, Deidrick cuckoo, Dusky long tailed cuckoo, red-chested cuckoo, black cuckoo, common cuckoo, African cuckoo.
The Gruformes species found in Queen Elizabeth national park include; African rail, African crake, black crake, Allen’s gallinule, common moorhen, lesser moorhen, red-knobbed coot.
The Gruiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; White spotted fluff tail, buff-spotted fluff tail, red-chested fluff tail.
The Gruiformes species in the park include African finfoot, Grey crowned crane
The Otidiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Black-bellied bustard, Denham’s bustard.
The musophagiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Great blue, Eastern plantain eater, Bare faced Go-away bird, black billed turaco, white crested turaco, Ross’s turaco.
The pelecaniformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Marabou ,yellow-billed stork ,African open bill ,Abidim’s stork ,woolly-necked stork ,European white stork ,saddle bill stork ,great white pelican ,Hamerkop ,shoebill ,white crested tiger heron ,little bittern ,dwarf bittern ,black crowned night heron ,striated heron ,squacco heron ,Madagascar pond heron ,Rufous bellied heron ,cattle egret ,grey heron ,black-headed heron ,Goliath heron ,purple heron ,Purple heron ,great egret ,intermediate egret ,black heron ,little egret.
The pelecanformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; African sacred Ibis, African spoonbill, Eurasian spoonbill, Hadada Ibis, Glossy Ibis, long tailed cormorant, great cormorant African darter
The charadriiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Eurasian thick-knee ,Senegal thick knee ,water thick knee ,spotted thick knee ,pied Avocet ,Black-winged stilt ,grey plover ,pacific golden plover ,common ringed plover ,little ringed plover ,Kittlitz’z plover ,Three-banded plover ,Forbe’s plovers ,Caspian plover ,white-fronted plover ,long –toed lapwing ,spur-winged lapwing ,black-headed lapwing ,Senegal lapwing ,crowned lapwing ,African watt led lapwing ,Brown chested lapwing ,African jacana ,lesser jacana ,greater painted-snipe ,Ruddy turnstone ,Ruff ,black-tailed Godwit ,curlew sandpiper ,temminck’s stint ,sanderling little stint ,great snipe ,Jack snipe ,Terek ,common greenshank ,common Redshank ,wood sandpiper ,black-winged pratincole ,Rock pratincole ,rock pratincole ,grey pratincole ,black-headed gull ,gray hooded gull ,slender billed gull ,gull-billed tern ,whiskered tern ,common tern .
The accipitriformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include ;secretary bird ,Osprey ,black-winged kite ,European honey buzzard ,African cuckoo hawk ,African harrier hawk ,palm-nut vulture ,Egyptian vulture ,bateleur ,black chested snake eagle ,brown snake eagle ,western banded snake eagle ,white headed vulture ,hooded vulture ,Rupp ell’s vulture ,Lappet-faced vulture ,bat hawk ,crowned eagle ,martial eagle ,long –crested eagle ,lesser spotted eagle ,tawny eagle ,steppe eagle ,Cassin’s hawk eagle ,booted eagle ,Ayres’s eagle ,lizard buzzard ,dark chanting goshawk ,Gaber goshawk ,western marsh harrier ,African marsh harrier ,pallid harrier ,Montagu’s harrier ,shikra ,little sparrowhawrk ,Rufous-breasted sparrow hawk ,African fish eagle ,black kite ,Grasshopper buzzard ,Eurasian buzzard ,mountain buzzard.
The strigiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Common barn owl, pearl-spotted owlet, Red-chested owlet, Africa wood owl, Spotted eagle owl, verreaux’s eagle owl
The coliiformes species in the park include; Speckled mouseebirds, blue-napped mouse bird.
The trogoniformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Narnia’s trogon, bar-tailed trogon
The bucerotiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Northern ground hornbill, crowned hornbill, African pied hornbill, African grey hornbill, long tailed hornbill, Common hoopoe, piping hornbill, White thighed hornbill, grey-checked hornbill, Green wood hoopoe, white headed wood hoopoe, black scimitar bill, common scimitar bill
The piciformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Lesser Honeyguide ,scary throated honeyguide ,greater honeyguide ,Wahlberg’s honeybird ,Rufous- breasted wryneck ,Golden-tailed woodpecker ,green backed woodpecker ,Buff-spotted woodpecker ,Brown-eared woodpecker ,speckle-breasted woodpecker ,cardinal woodpecker ,bearded woodpecker ,Yellow-crested woodpecker ,Elliot’s woodpecker ,grey woodpecker ,grey woodpecker .olive woodpecker ,grey throated barbet ,specked tinker bird ,western green tinker bird ,red-rumped tinker bird ,Yellow throated tinker bird ,yellow fronted tinker bird ,Hairy-breasted barbet ,Red-fronted barbet ,spot-flanked barbet ,white headed barbet ,Double toothed barbet ,Yellow-billed barbet
The coraciiformes species in Queen Elizabeth national park include; Red-throated bee-eater, white-throated bee-eater, Northern carmine eater, southern carmine bee-eater, Olive bee-eater, blue-checked bee eater, European bee-eater, swallow-tailed bee-eater, Cinnamon chested bee- eater, blue breasted bee –eater, little bee-eater.
The Passeriformes species found in Queen Elizabeth national park include; African broadbill ,black cuckoo shrike ,petti’s cuckoo shrike ,Red shouldered cuckoo shrike ,western black headed Oriole ,Eastern black headed Oriole ,African golden oriole ,Jameson’s wattle eye ,Brown throated wattle eye ,Black throated watt led –eye, Red eyed shrike flycatcher ,Black and white shrike flycatcher ,brown crowned tchagra ,blackcap puff back ,black crowned tchagra ,brubru ,grey green buck shrike, Fork-tailed drongo ,Velvet mantled drongo ,Northern fiscal ,grey backed fiscal, lesser grey shrike ,Mackinnin’s shrike ,pied crow ,white necked raven piapiac ,Red bellied paradise flycatcher ,Red-bellied paradise flycatcher ,green headed sunbird ,little green sunbird ,blue throated brown bird ,Olive sunbird ,blue –headed sunbird ,Purple breasted sunbird ,Tiny sunbird ,beautiful sunbird ,Red-chested sun bird ,purple banded sunbird ,variable sun bird Copper sin bird, pin tailed why day ,village indigo bird ,bronze manikin ,magpie manikin ,black-faced quail finch ,cut-throat finch ,grey headed negrofinch ,common waxbill ,Fawn breasted waxbill ,Red-chested cordon-bleu ,brown capped weaver ,crested malimbe ,Yellow mantled weaver ,Heuglin’s masked weaver ,Holub’s weaver, strange Spectacled weaver ,black saw wing ,northern house martin ,lesser striped swallow ,mosque swallow ,wire bibbed swallow barn swaallo ,Rock martins ,Angolan swallow ,banded martin ,sand martin ,little green bull ,plain green bull ,African thrush ,Ethiopian thrush ,white tailed Ant thrush ,red-tailed Ant thrush ,Northern wheatear ,capped wheatear ,Familiar chat ,mocking cliff chat ,red- capped Robin chat ,snowy crowned robin chat ,pale flycatcher among others.