BIRD WATCHING IN KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Kidepo Valley National Park is another great destination for bird watching, with approximately 450 bird species. Kidepo Valley National Park's birding experience is enjoyable in the wilderness situated in a semi-arid region of north-eastern Uganda.
Kidepo Valley National Park has a number of endemic bird species living within its boundaries. Kidepo Valley national park is mainly occupied by savannah vegetation, montane vegetation, and wetlands near the Narus River. Uganda’s national parks have diverse habitats, such as a variety of bird species recorded yearly. Research indicates that Kidepo Valley National Park is among Uganda's top birding destinations.
Kidepo Valley National Park bird species can be seen in the areas of Apoka Rest Camp, Namumukweny Valley, and in the fringes of Narus Valley. Kidepo Valley bird species include an ostrich, an Egyptian vulture, and Marsh Tchagra. Black coucal, red-winged pytilia dark chanting goshawk, African moustached francolin, golden pipit, Jackson’s hornbill, red-billed oxpeckers, African grey flycatcher, Steel-blue Whydah, Rufous Chatterer, Greater Kestrel, Fox Kestrel, Hoopoe, Black-breasted Barbet, and Purple Grenadier, among others.
Kidepo Valley National Park offers birding experiences throughout the year, although it is more interesting during the dry seasons of December, January, February, and early March, when a lot of bird species can be observed. And the dry season kicks off from June to August yearly.