Bird Watching In Murchison Falls National Park

bird watching in murchison falls national park


Murchison falls national park is Uganda’s best birders spot with more than 451 bird species which include water birds, savannah birds, migratory birds, and the Albertine rift endemic birds. Murchison falls national park bird viewing in their scenic landscape at Murchison falls is considered among the interesting experiences on your Uganda safari.


Murchison falls national park bird species include the rare, common, and occasional birds such as (Uganda’s National bird) the Gray-crowned crane, Giant Kingfisher, amazing shoebill, Giant Heron, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Back-bellied Bustard, Nightjars, Marabou stork, and Black-headed lapwing among others.


Murchison falls national park birds can be best viewed while on traveler’s game drive, nature walks, hiking to the top of the falls through the savannah grasslands, and best done on a boat cruise to the River Nile and Lake Albert Delta cruise. Bird species like the blue napped mouse birds, weaver birds, and silver birds can be spotted within Paraa and Red chilli areas through the dry shrubs of this national park. 


Murchison falls national park bird watching can be done throughout the year but its best done during the dry season in months of December, January, February, & March, another great session starts in the peak season of June, July, August, September & October yearly