Saturday, 13 July 2019

Uganda Day Eleven 110709

Spent over 7 hours in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest today trying to find the local forest skulkers.

Ebird lists and full trip report to follow.

 Red-capped Robin-chat
 Bar-tailed Trogon 
 Red-faced Woodland Warbler 
 Equatorial Akalat
 Black-faced Rufous Warbler
 Dusky-blue Flycatcher

Uganda Day Ten 100719

We started this morning with a pre-dawn night drive and had a Serval! which unfortunately in the panic avoided the camera. The rest of the day was spent travelling 150km through the length of the Queen Elizabeth National Park to arrive in Kibale by the evening. 

 Red-throated Wryneck 
 Singing Cisticola 
 Stout Cisticola
 Lion (above and below) 

 Square-tailed Nightjar 
 Spotted Hyena
 Millions of the butterfly Belenois auroa on the journey, literally a blizzard of them over tens and tens of kilometers.

Uganda Day Nine 090719

We birded the road out of Kibale this morning and then made our way to Queen Elizabeth Park for an afternoon boat safari.

Ebird lists and full trip report to follow.
 African Skimmers (above and below) 

 Yellow-billed Stork 
 African Spoonbill 
 Marabou
 Black-and-white casqued Hornbill
 Yellow-backed Weaver 
 Verreaux's Eagle Owl 
 African Elephants 
 African Buffalo and Hippo 
 Olive Baboon 
 Red-tailed Monkey 
 Red Colobus 
Red-tailed Monkeys 

Uganda Day Eight 080719

Over 100 species today within walking distance of our lodge at Kibale. The habitat was mainly farm bush with papyrus swamp in the valleys. Amazing to see so many birds in farmland. 

Papyrus Gonelek
Mackinnon's Fiscal 
Bocage's Bush-shrike
Ludher's Bush-shrike
Common Fiscal
Grey-headed Warbler 
White-collared Oliveback 
Yellow-bellied Waxbill
Great Blue Turacos 
White-chinned Prinia
Brimstone Canary
Tawny-flanked Prinia 



 Grey Parrots
 Black-shouldered Nightjar 
African Wood Owl 

Monday, 8 July 2019

Uganda Day Seven- 070719

Today's mission was simple. Go to the Kibale Forest and target two iconic species; Chimpanzee and Green-breasted Pitta.

Result!

Ebird lists and full trip report to follow. 

 Chimpanzee

 Green-breasted Pitta