Bird Watching

Trek to the Rugezi Swamp, the bamboo forest or the Sanbinyo George for the best bird watching opportunities. The three to four hour Gorge Trail between Gahinga and Sabinyo can provide a spectacular sightings of the Bronze Sunbird ,Dusky turtle Dove, Olive Thrush ,Cape Robin-chat, Kivu-ground Thrush, , Rwenzori Batis, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Regal Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Black-headed Waxbill and Streaky Seedeater. Other good birding areas are at the tall montane forest at 2, 600, and bamboo belt at about 2,500m above sea level. The Rwenzori Turaco is mostly seen at an approximate of 2,700m. Along the Congo-Uganda border and on ground level, the Chubb's Cisticola, also the Banded Prinia and Doherty's, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Bush-shrike are vocal yet inconspicuous inhabitants of the tangled vegetation at the forest’s edge.

Streaky Seedeate

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Brown Crowned Tchagra

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