Bird Watching Experience in Kidepo Valley National Park

bird watching experience in kidepo valley national park


Kidepo Valley national park is Uganda’s greatest birding destination offering over 450 bird species. birding experience in the wilderness situated in the far northeastern featuring a rugged semi-arid region harboring numerous endemic bird species to be viewed. Kidepo Valley national park is mostly dominated by the savannah vegetation, montane- vegetation, and wetlands along the Narus River banks.


 Kidepo valley national park being covered with savannah grasslands, savannah woodland birds can easily be spotted from a distance, some birds can be seen on top of the few trees scattered in the plains. Kidepo valley national park's best birding zones include Apoka Rest camp, Narus valley fringes, and along Namumukweny Valley among many others. Kidepo valley national park's commonest birds’ species are ostriches. Other bird species that can be spotted include Egyptian vulture, Dark chanting goshawk Black coucal, Marsh Tchagra, African Moustached francolin, Red-billed woodpeckers, Red-winged pytilia, Golden Pipit, African grey fly-catcher, Greater Kestrel, Jackson’s hornbill, Steel-blue Whydah, Rufous chatterer, Fox kestrel, Hoopoe, Northern carmine bee-eater Purple Grenadier, Crimson-rumped waxbill, Black-breasted Barbet, Clapperton’s Francolin, Rose-ringed parakeet, Verreaux’s eagle, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Karamoja Apalis,   Pygmy Falcon, White-bellied go-away bird, Ethiopian swallow, Scarlet-chested sunbird, and Superb starlings among others.


Bird-watching experiences in Kidepo valley national park can be done throughout the year. A lot of unique birds especially the migratory bird species are commonly viewed in March and April yearly. Some migratory birds come to Kidepo from November to April every year. Note that Kidepo valley national park receives rainfalls from November to February and little rainfalls from June to August yearly.