1 Day Birding of Ruhija Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Trekker’s Tavern guides offer 1 day birding of Ruhija sector that will take you through some of the most stunning and diverse bird habitats in the area.Trekker’s Tavern in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the perfect destination for birdwatchers looking to discover the diverse and rare bird species that Uganda has to offer.
The day starts early, just before sunrise, when the birds are most active. The experienced guide will meet you at the Trekker’s Tavern, and after a brief introduction, you will head to the Mubwindi Swamp region. This is the best area to discover some of the most elusive rift endemics along the 4-kilometer route to Mubwindi Swamp. Here you will see many bird species, including the stunning Regal Sunbird, the Grauer’s (African Green) Broadbill, and the Archer’s Robin-Chat. Other bird species that you will encounter include Dwarf Honeyguides, Stripe-breasted Tits, and Ruwenzori Apalis.
The birding adventure continues throughout the day as you traverse the forest trails of Ruhija. The guide will take you through the Bamboo Trail, where you will see many other bird species like Black-billed, Ross’s Turaco and Ruwenzori Turacos, Olive (Rameron) Pigeon, Bronze-winged Pigeon, Barred Long-tailed, and African Emerald Cuckoos. The trail also offers a chance to see Blue-throated Roller, Black and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters, Red-chested Owlet, Narina, and Bar-tailed Trogons.
The Ruhija Nature Trail is another great location for birdwatching, where you can see Gray-throated, Double-toothed, and Yellow-spotted Barbet, African Broadbill, Rock Martin, Tullberg’s, Speckle-breasted, and Olive Woodpeckers, as well as Black Saw-wing and Rufous-necked Wryneck. Other bird species that you may encounter include Red-throated Alethe, Chubb’s Cisticola, White-tailed Ant-Thrush, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, Olive, and Mountain Thrushes, Gray and Petit’s Cuckoo-Shrike, Ansorge’s, Kakamega, and Cabanis’ Greenbuls, Banded Prinia, Black-throated and Black-faced Apalis, Olive-green Camaroptera, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Cinnamon Bracken-Warblers, and Black-faced Rufous Warblers.
Other birds that you may encounter include Slender-billed, Waller’s, Narrow-tailed, Stuhlmann’s, and Sharpe’s Starlings, as well as Lühder’s, Gray-green, Many-colored, and Lagden’s Bush-shrikes, Red-faced and Dusky Crimson-wings, Black-billed, Strange, and Brown-capped Weavers, and Jameson’s Ant-pecker.
The Trekker’s Tavern birdwatching itinerary offers you a chance to see a vast array of bird species, from the common to the rarest ones in the region. The guides are knowledgeable and experienced, and they will help you identify the different bird species and their behaviors. With Trekker’s Tavern, you are guaranteed an unforgettable birding adventure in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.