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To enjoy bird watching in Uganda you need to be prepared to stay out for long hours and have some considerable hiking certain areas.For example, while birding in Rwenzori Mountains,

Mgahinga gorilla national park, Mt Elgon, Bwindi Impenetrable national park,

there is a considerable amount of hiking up and down the mountainous areas.

Uganda gives a home to over 1050 bird species making it a preferred destination for bird watching in Africa.

The number of species make up 10% of all of the worlds bird species. It also home to 24 of the Albertine rift endemics with the rest found in DR Congo,

Rwanda, and Burundi. Birds were protected over the years because of the cultural norms attached

like being totems for clans or believed to communicate messages from the gods and seasons. 

Uganda spans Central Africa and East Africa making it home to species from both areas. Birding happens both in protected areas and in private areas

 with habitats for birds being wetlands and papyrus swamps, forests, Savannah, agricultural lands, 

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