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 staying within Kidepo valley national park. 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 top Uganda’s 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, Egyptian vulture, Marsh Tchagra Black coucal, Red-winged pytilia Dark chanting goshawk, African Moustached francolin, Golden pipit, Jackson’s hornbill, Red-billed oxpeckers, African grey fly-catcher, Steel-blue Whydah, Rufous chatterer, Greater kestrel Fox kestrel, Hoopoe, Black-breasted Barbet, Purple Grenadier among others.
Kidepo valley national park birding-watching experiences can be done throughout the year although it is more interesting during the dry seasons of December, January, February, & early march where a lot of bird species can be observed. And dry season kicks off from June to August yearly.