Birding safaris / bird watching at Lake Mburo. Birding has increasingly become an attraction at lake Mburo national park. With the huge bird species that frequently storm the park, birding clearly keeps on growing, some of the most distinct bird viewing points are salt licks area, Rwonyo camp, lubanga forest, swampy valleys of Mariti and at the road sides. Some of the most notable bird species viewed at Lake Mburo national park include; coqui Francolin, emerald spotted wood, rufous bellied heron, crowned cranes, bare faced go away birds,ross turaco, white headed barbet, Nubian wood pecker, white parot, red-shouldered tit,black bellied bustard, yellow breasted apalis,long- tailed cisticola, king fisher, African fish eagles and so many more.
The park becomes increasingly more of a birding paradise, with more visitors. Tourists flocking it in quest to view the several birds that it has. The search for birds at lake Muro park doest exempt other parks in country to be birding paradise given the fact that its sighted that Uganda has over 1000 bird species, rendering it a true birders paradise. Lake Mburo alone harbors a whooping number of 135 bird species, some of which cannot be sighted elsewhere across the country and national parks.
The birds at lake mburo National can be categorized into 3 types name : water birds ( wetland birds) forest birds and Savannah birds. Some of the forest bird species include; Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Common Scimitar bill, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Ross’s Turaco, Green Wood-hoopoe , Brown Parrot, African Finfoot, Long-tailed Cisticola , Yellow-breasted Apalis , Red-faced Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, and Grey Crowned Crane, White-winged Tit, Nubian Woodpecker. Water bird species include: African fish eagles, king fisher, jacana, cormorants, pelicans, herons and many more. The Savanna birds include, the francolin, the wood peckers and many more. For one to undertake a birding experience, prior arrangements have to be made with the park wardens.