Birding Buhoma Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Birding Buhoma Bwindi Impenetrable national park

January 2, 2022
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Buhoma is one of the sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a best birding site in the western Uganda. It’s in the northern sector of this park. This park is home to over 360 bird species and Buhoma is key in hosting these birds. Buhoma is also one of the stations for tracking the endangered mountain Gorillas. You also have a chance to hike and do cultural encounters the area is full of a community rich with culture.

The bird list of Buhoma In Bwindi National Park include;

Jameson’s Antpecker

Pink-footed Puff back

African Pygmy-kingfisher

Double-toothed Barbet

Elliot’s Woodpecker


African Flycatcher-chat

African Dusky Flycatcher

Ross’s Turaco

Black Bee-eater

Grey-cheeked Hornbill

Angolan Swallow, African


White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher

African Hill-babbler

Doherty’s Bush-shrike

African Citril.

Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike

Cassin’s Flycatcher

Ruwenzori Batis

Ansorge’s Greenbul

Klaas’s Cuckoo

White-throated Greenbul

Snowy-crowned Robin-chat

Waller’s Starling

Crested Guinea fowl

Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo

Grey Crowned Crane

White-headed Saw-wing

Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird

African Olive-pigeon

Buff-spotted Woodpecker

Helmeted guinea fowl

African Goshawk

Sooty Falcon

Great Blue Turaco

African Wood-owl

African Paradise flycatcher

Cape Wagtail

Mountain Wagtail

Yellow-fronted Canary

Archer’s Robin-chat

Dusky Twin spot

Brown-capped Weaver

Vieillot’s Black Weaver

Lühder’s Bush-shrike

Mackinnon’s Shrike

Blue Spotted wood dove

Tambourine dove

Handsome francolin

Places to stay in Buhoma sector Bwindi Uganda during your birding safari

Being an epicenter for tourism due to the availability of endangered mountain Gorillas, there is a variety of accommodation facilities to choose from; ranging from Luxury budget accommodation. They include Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Guesthouse, Bwindi View Bandas, Gorilla Forest Camp, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp and Buhoma Community homestay. There are lots more lodges you can choose from, just contact your tour operators and get all the options.

Getting to Buhoma sector Uganda for birding

You can reach buhoma by road driving about 8 to 9 hours through Masaka and Mbarara to Kabaale. By air you will have a flight of about 45 mins from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Kihihi Airfield.

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