Bird Checklist of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary in Uganda

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Bird Checklist of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary in Uganda

Birding in Uganda is gaining a top place with a number of tourists and researchers visiting the Pearl of Africa specifically for the activity. Among the top destinations that cannot on any package of Birding Safaris in Uganda is the Bigodi Wetland sanctuary.

Bigodi is located on the edge of the lush, forested outskirts of Kibale National Park (5km south of Kanyanchu) that is famed for primates tracking predominantly chimpanzees.

The name Bigodi was derived from the word ‘kugodya’, a Rutooro word meaning ‘walk in a tired way’. This was because whenever visitors reached this place, they appeared exhausted and could not walk any further and sometimes rested there.

Bigodi is not only a home for birds, but also has a number butterflies and primates including the black and white colobus, mangabey, L’Hoest’s and red-tailed monkeys. Today, let’s share the checklist of bird species in this predominantly rich papyrus covered sanctuary with thousands of tree species.

BIRD CHECKLIST

   Apalis, Buff-Throated

·         Apalis, Grey

·         Babler, Arrow-Marked

·         Babler, black-lored

·         Babler, brown

·         Barbet, Double-Toothed

·         Barbet, Grey-Throated

·         Barbet, Hairy-Breasted

·         Barbet, Yellow-Billed

·         Barbet, Yellow-Spotted

·         Bee-Eater, Cinnamon-Chested

·         Bee-Eater, Little

·         Bee-Eater, White-Throated

·         Bee-Eater, Europen

·         Bee-eater Black

·         Bluebill, red-headed

·         Bishop, Black

·         Bishop, Black-Winged Red

·         Bishop Southern red

·         Boubou, Tropical

·         Bristlebill, Red-Tailed

·         Bulbul, Common

·         Greenbul, Spotted

·         Greenbul, Swamp

·         Greenbul, Yellow-Whiskered

·         Guineafowl, Crested

·         Harmer Kop

·         Harrier Hawk, African

·         Heron, Black-Headed

·         Heron, Madagascar Squacco

·         Heron, Purple

·         Honeybird, Wawberg’s

·         Honeyguide, Greater

·         Honeyguide, Least

·         Honeyguide, Lesser

·         Honeyguide, Scaly-Throated

·         Hornbill, Black And White Casqued

·         Hornbill, Crowned

·         Ibis, Hadada

·         Illadopsis, Brown

·         Kingfisher, African Dwarf

·         Kingfisher, African Pigymy

·         Kingfisher, Blue-Breasted

·         Kingfisher, Shining Blue

·         Kingfisher, Striped

·         Kingfisher, Woodland

·         Kite, Black

·         Kite, Black-Shouldered

·         Lapwing, African Wattled

·         Lapwing, senegal

·         Lapwing, Brown -Chested

·         Longclaw, Yellow-Throated

·         Malimbe, Red-Headed

·         Manikin, Black And White

·         Manikin, Magpie

·         Manikin, Bronze

·         Mousebird, Speckled

·         Negrofinch, Grey-Headed

·         Negrofinch, White-Breasted

·         Nicaror, Western

·         Nightjar, Black-shouldered

·         Nightjar, Pennant Winged

·         Olivebacked, White Colored

·         Owl, African Wood

·         Parrot, Brown

·         Parrot, Grey

·         Pelican, Great White

·         Pigeon, African Green

·         Pipit, Grassland

·         Puffback, Northern

·         Puffback, Pink-Footed

·         Quelea, Cardinal

·         Red-billed quele

·         Quelea, Red-Headed

·         Robin Chat, Blue-Shouldered

·         Robin Chat, Grey-Winged

·         Robin Chat, Snowy-Headed

·         Yellow Bill

·         Yellow White-Eye

 

·         Bush-Shrike, Bocage’s

·         Bush-Shrike, Luhder’s

·         Buzzard, Lizard

·         Camaroptera, Grey-Barked

·         Canary, Brimstone

·         Canary, Yellow-Fronted

·         Chat, Common Stone

·         Chat, Sooty

·         Chat, White-Fronted Black

·         Cisticola, Carruther’s

·         Cisticola, Red-Faced

·         Citril, African

·         Cormorant, Long-Tailed

·         Coucal, Blue-Headed

·         Coucal, Senegal

·         Coucal, White-Browed

·         Crane, Grey-Crowned

·         Crombec, Green

·         Crow, Pied

·         Cuckoo, African Emerald

·         Cuckoo, Black And White

·         Cuckoo, Diederik’s

·         Cuckoo, Dusky Long-Tailed

·         Cuckoo, Klass’s

·         Cuckoo, Levaillant’s

·         Cuckoo, Red-Chested

·         Dove, African Morning

·         Dove, Red-Eyed

·         Dove, Tambourine’s

·         Eagle, African Crowned

·         Fly Catcher, African-Shrike

·         Fly Catcher, Black And White Shrike

·         Fly Catcher, Dusky-Blue

·         Fly Catcher, Northern Black

·         Fly Catcher, Red-Bellied Paradise

·         Fly Catcher, Swamp

·         Francolin, Scaly

·         Gonolek, Papyrus

·         Goshowk, African

·         Green Hylia

·         Greenbul, Joyful

·         Greenbul, Little

·         Greenbul, Red-Tailed

·         Greenbul, Slender-Billed

·         Roller, Blue-Throated

·         Roller, Broad-Billed

·         Saw Wing, Black

·         Saw Wing, White-Headed

·         Scrub Robin, Brown-Backed

·         Sparrow, Grey-Headed

·         Sparrow, house

·         Sterling, Long-Tailed

·         Sterling, Narrow-Tailed

·         Sterling, Purple-Headed

·         Sterling, Rupell’s Long-Tailed

·         Sterling, Slender- Billed

·         Sterling, Splendid

·         Sterling, Violet-Backed

·         Stork, Abdim’s

·         Stork, African Open-Billed

·         Stork, Marabou

·         Sunbird, Bronze

·         Sunbird, Collared

·         Sunbird, Copper

·         Sunbird, Green

·         Sunbird, Green-Headed

·         Sunbird, Green-Throated

·         Sunbird, Marico

·         Waxbill, Common

·         Weaver, Baglafecht

·         Weaver, Black Necked

·         Weaver, Black-Headed

·         Weaver, Compact

·         Weaver, Grosbeak

·         Weaver, Little

·         Weaver, Hollub’s golden

·         Weaver, Slender-Billed

·         Weaver, Spectacled

·         Weaver, Violets Black

·         Weaver, Yellow-Backed

·         Whydah, Pin-Tailed

·         Woodpecker, Brown-Eared

·         Woodpecker, Buff-SpotteD

·         Woodpecker, Yellow-Crested

 

 

·         Bush-Shrike, Bocage’s

·         Bush-Shrike, Luhder’s

·         Buzzard, Lizard

·         Camaroptera, Grey-Barked

·         Canary, Brimstone

·         Canary, Yellow-Fronted

·         Chat, Common Stone

·         Chat, Sooty

·         Chat, White-Fronted Black

·         Cisticola, Carruther’s

·         Cisticola, Red-Faced

·         Citril, African

·         Cormorant, Long-Tailed

·         Coucal, Blue-Headed

·         Coucal, Senegal

·         Coucal, White-Browed

·         Crane, Grey-Crowned

·         Crombec, Green

·         Crow, Pied

·         Cuckoo, African Emerald

·         Cuckoo, Black And White

·         Cuckoo, Diederik’s

·         Cuckoo, Dusky Long-Tailed

·         Cuckoo, Klass’s

·         Cuckoo, Levaillant’s

·         Cuckoo, Red-Chested

·         Dove, African Morning

·         Dove, Red-Eyed

·         Dove, Tambourine’s

·         Eagle, African Crowned

·         Eagle, African Fish

·         Eagle, African Long-Crested

·         Eagle, Banded Snake

·         Eastern Grey Plantain-Eater

·         Egret, Cattle

·         Finfoot, African

·         Firefinch, African

·         Firefinch, Red-Billed

·         Fiscal, Common

·         Fiscal, Mackinnon’s

·         Fluftail, White-Spotted

·         Fly Catcher, African Ashy

·         Fly Catcher, African Blue

·         Fly Catcher, African Dusky

·         Sunbird, Olive-Bellied

·         Sunbird, Scarlet-Chested

·         Sunbird, Tiny

·         Sunbird, Variable

·         Swallow, Angola

·         Swallow, barn

·         Swallow, Lesser Striped

·         Swallow, Mosque

·         Swift, Alpine White-Rumped

·         Swift, Little

·         Tchagra, Brown-Crowned

·         Tchagra, Marsh

·         Thrush, African

·         Thrush, White-Tailed Ant

·         Tinkerbird, Speckled

·         Tinkerbird, Yellow-Rumped

·         Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated

·         Turaco, Great Blue

·         Turaco, Ross’s

·         Turaco, black-billed

·         Twin Spot, Green-Backed

·         Vulture, Palmnut

·         Wagtail, African Pied

·         Wagtail, Yellow

·         Warbler, African Mouse-Faced

·         Warbler, Black-Faced Rufous

·         Warbler, Grey Caped

·         Warbler, Icterine

·         Warbler, White-Winged

·         Wattle Eye, Brown-Throated

·         Wattle Eye, Chestnut

·         Wattle Eye, Jameson’s

·         Waxbill, Black-Crowned

·         Woodpecker, Cardinal

·         Woodpecker, Green-Backed

·         Woodpecker, Grey

 

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