The birds of queen Elizabeth national park – Uganda.

Every day is a birding challenge to explore the 600 bird species found in and around queen Elizabeth national park. To take the birding challenge, contact us for your booking and lets see how many of these you will be able to see. the list can go up to 600+ depending on the hard work, season and luck of the day.

The elephant home camp is within the Queen Elizabeth national park ecosystem and will be happy to provide you accommodation, meals and other services during this memorable trip.

One will likely see these and more birds, during the birding tours around Queen Elizabeth national park;

  1. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
  2. Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
  3. Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
  4. Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
  5. Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)
  6. White-winged Tern(Chlidonias leucopterus)
  7. Gray-hooded Gull(Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
  8. Lesser Black-backed Gull(Larus fuscus)
  9. African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris)
  10. Temminck’s Courser(Cursorius temminckii)
  11. Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)
  12. Common Ringed Plover(Charadrius hiaticula)
  13. Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)
  14. Forbes’s Plover (Charadrius forbesi)
  15. Senegal Lapwing (Vanellus lugubris)
  16. Spur-winged Lapwing(Vanellus spinosus)
  17. African Wattled Lapwing(Vanellus senegallus)
  18. Brown-chested Lapwing(Vanellus superciliosus)
  19. Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)
  20. Water Thick-Knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)
  21. Black-winged Stilt(Himantopus himantopus)
  22. African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
  23. Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
  24. Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)
  25. Great White Pelican(Pelecanus onocrotalus)
  26. Pink-backed Pelican(Pelecanus rufescens)
  27. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
  28. Great Egret (Ardea alba)
  29. Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
  30. Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
  31. Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala)
  32. Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
  33. Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
  34. Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
  35. Grey Kestrel (Falco ardosiaceus)
  36. Swamp Nightjar (Caprimulgus natalensis)
  37. Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
  38. Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar)
  39. Wahlberg’s Eagle (Hieraaetus wahlbergi)
  40. Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle(Hieraaetus ayresii)
  41. Black-breasted Snake-Eagle(Circaetus pectoralis)
  42. Brown Snake-Eagle(Circaetus cinereus)
  43. Banded Snake-Eagle(Circaetus cinerascens)
  44. Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
  45. African Fish-Eagle(Haliaeetus vocifer)
  46. White-browed Coucal(Centropus superciliosus)
  47. Dideric Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius)
  48. Eastern Plantain-Eater(Crinifer zonurus)
  49. Great Blue Turaco(Corythaeola cristata)
  50. African Grey Woodpecker(Dendropicos goertae)
  51. Double-toothed Barbet(Lybius bidentatus)
  52. Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird(Pogoniulus chrysoconus)
  53. Spot-flanked Barbet(Tricholaema lacrymosa)
  54. Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus)
  55. Little Bee-Eater (Merops pusillus)
  56. Red-throated Bee-Eater(Merops bulocki)
  57. White-throated Bee-Eater(Merops albicollis)
  58. Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater(Merops persicus)
  59. Malachite Kingfisher(Corythornis cristatus)
  60. Grey-headed Kingfisher(Halcyon leucocephala)
  61. Woodland Kingfisher(Halcyon senegalensis)
  62. Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
  63. Mourning Collared Dove(Streptopelia decipiens)
  64. Ring-necked Dove(Streptopelia capicola)
  65. Red-eyed Dove (Streptopelia semitorquata)
  66. Blue-spotted Wood-Dove(Turtur afer)
  67. Blue-naped Mousebird(Urocolius macrourus)
  68. Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus)
  69. Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
  70. Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
  71. Saddle-billed Stork(Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
  72. Black Crake (Zapornia flavirostra)
  73. African Crake (Crecopsis egregia)
  74. Common Scimitarbill(Rhinopomastus cyanomelas)
  75. Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus)
  76. Crowned Hornbill(Lophoceros alboterminatus)
  77. Helmeted Guineafowl(Numida meleagris)
  78. Crested Francolin(Dendroperdix sephaena)
  79. Red-necked Francolin(Pternistis afer)
  80. Common Buttonquail(Turnix sylvaticus)
  81. Ruff (Calidris pugnax)
  82. Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
  83. Common Greenshank(Tringa nebularia)
  84. Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
  85. Long-crested Eagle(Lophaetus occipitalis)
  86. Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)
  87. White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)
  88. Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos)
  89. Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)
  90. Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus)
  91. Black-bellied Bustard(Lissotis melanogaster)
  92. Long-tailed Cormorant(Microcarbo africanus)
  93. Great Cormorant(Phalacrocorax carbo)
  94. Wire-tailed Swallow(Hirundo smithii)
  95. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
  96. Red-rumped Swallow(Cecropis daurica)
  97. Grey-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides)
  98. Northern Fiscal (Lanius humeralis)
  99. White-browed Robin-Chat(Cossypha heuglini)
  100. Sooty Chat (Myrmecocichla nigra)
  101. Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
  102. Spotted Flycatcher(Muscicapa striata)
  103. Swamp Flycatcher(Muscicapa aquatica)
  104. Northern Black-Flycatcher(Melaenornis edolioides)
  105. Red-chested Sunbird(Cinnyris erythrocercus)
  106. Northern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer griseus)
  107. African Blue Flycatcher(Elminia longicauda)
  108. Moustached Grass-Warbler(Melocichla mentalis)
  109. Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus)
  110. Rüppell’s Starling(Lamprotornis purpuroptera)
  111. Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea)
  112. Lesser Swamp Warbler(Acrocephalus gracilirostris)
  113. Black-lored Babbler(Turdoides sharpei)
  114. Yellow-billed Oxpecker(Buphagus africanus)
  115. Black-headed Batis (Batis minor)
  116. Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura)
  117. Red-billed Firefinch(Lagonosticta senegala)
  118. Black-headed Gonolek(Laniarius erythrogaster)
  119. Marsh Tchagra (Tchagra minutus)
  120. Western Yellow Wagtail(Motacilla flava)
  121. Yellow-throated Longclaw(Macronyx croceus)
  122. Black-headed Weaver(Ploceus melanocephalus)
  123. Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)
  124. Slender-billed Weaver(Ploceus pelzelni)
  125. Southern Red Bishop(Euplectes orix)
  126. Black-winged Bishop(Euplectes hordeaceus)
  127. White-winged Widowbird(Euplectes albonotatus)
  128. Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea)
  129. Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana)
  130. Stout Cisticola (Cisticola robustus)
  131. Trilling Cisticola (Cisticola woosnami)
  132. Carruthers’s Cisticola(Cisticola carruthersi)