african-skimmers

Many people know Uganda mainly for mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest yet it is also a paradise for birding enthusiasts. There are 30 important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Uganda where more than 1,000 bird species in Uganda can be viewed. Actually Uganda is one of the best world’s bird watching destinations with more than half of Africa’s bird species. There are 23 endemic species that are registered under the Albertine Rift. Uganda is indeed gifted by nature not only with varieties of birds and mountain gorillas but also with over 100 mammal species, 13 primates, about 1,200 species of butterflies as well as unique plant species.