Murchison Falls National Park bird species and along Kampala-Masindi road are the bird species that travelers taking up this route, to Murchison Falls National Park, can spot. Keen birders can spot different birds along the way, as you drive to the park. With a keen birding guide, you shall be able to spot a great number of these birds. Be sure to have a good pair of binoculars that you can see even far off birds.

Birds along the Kampala-Masindi Road-To Murchison Falls Road

1 Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
2 Shoebill Balaeniceps rex
3 Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
4 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
5 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
6 Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates
7 Eastern Chanting-Goshawk Melierax poliopterus
8 Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
9 /European Bee-eater/ Merops apiaster
10 Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
11 Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
12 Marsh Widowbird Euplectes hartlaubi

Murchison Falls National Park Birds

Murchison Falls National Bird Species and Along Kampala-Masindi Road


1 Denham’s Bustard Neotis denhami
2 African Swift Apus barbatus
3 Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
4 Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis
5 Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis
6 /Eurasian Curlew/ Numenius arquata
7 African Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia microscelis
8 Shoebill Balaeniceps rex
9 Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius
10 White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis
11 Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos
12 Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
13 White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus
14 Rueppell’s Griffon Gyps rueppelli
15 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
16 Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle Circaetus beaudouini
17 Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
18 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
19 /Steppe Eagle/ Aquila nipalensis
20 Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates
21 Eastern Chanting-Goshawk Melierax poliopterus
22 /Pallid Harrier/ Circus macrourus
23 Grayish Eagle-Owl Bubo cinerascens
24 Pel’s Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli
25 Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
26 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
27 /European Bee-eater/ Merops apiaster
28 /Northern Carmine Bee-eater/ Merops nubicus
29 Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
30 Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri
31 Many-colored Bushshrike Telophorus multicolor
32 /Woodchat Shrike/ Lanius senator
33 White-rumped Shrike Eurocephalus ruppelli
34 White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys
35 Masked Apalis Apalis binotata
36 Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica
37 Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus
38 Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
39 White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti
40 Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides
41 Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis
42 White-rumped Seedeater Crithagra leucopygius
43 Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus flavivertex

With the above bird checklist, look out to see the different bird species whilst on your drive to Murchison Falls National Park, as well as while in Murchison Falls National Park. Reach out to your trusted Uganda birding tour operator for a comprehensive Uganda birding safari to spot some of the above bird species.

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