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Birds of Karamoja

Field Guide to Northeastern Uganda

Birders have featured Northeastern Karamoja sub-region as ‘Undiscovered Outback of Uganda‘ and ‘A truly unique birding Environment’ due to the magnificent scenery, remarkable tribal cultures, birds and wildlife that you won’t see elsewhere in Uganda.

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Birds of Karamoja, sightings

Birds in Uganda’s Northeastern Karamoja has guaranteed bird sightings including Yellow-necked Spur fowl, Red-winged Lark, Black-throated Barbet, Grey-wren Warbler, Yellow-spotted Petronia and Purple Grenadier.

 

With luck and the help of our experienced Kara-Tunga birding guides, there’s a chance of viewing the Shoebill, Fox’s Weaver and Karamoja Apalis.

More info about the sightings of Herbert Byaruhanga (Bird Uganda Safaris).

 

  • White-bellied Canary
  • White-Headed Buffalo Weaver
  • Silverbird
  • Superb Starling
  • Namaqua Dove
  • Morning Collard Dove
  • Speckled Pigeon
  • Rock Pigeon
  • African Palm swift
  • African Open-bill
  • Pink-backed Pelican
  • Long-tailed cormorant
  • Marabou Stork
  • Black-headed Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Black-winged Kite
  • Long-crested Eagle
  • Dark Chanting Goshawk
  • Black Kite
  • Stripped Kingfisher
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Abyssinian Roller
  • Red-fronted Barbet
  • Nubian Woodpecker
  • Fork-tailed Drongo
  • Northern Fiscal
  • Pied Crow
  • Rattling Cisticola
  • Bank Swallow
  • Dark-capped bulbul
  • Rupell’s Starling
  • Carruther’s Cisticola
  • White-winged Swamp Warbler
  • Barn Swallow
  • Swamp Flycatcher
  • Red-Chested Sunbird
  • White-browed Sparrow Weaver
  • Little Weaver
  • Black-headed Weaver
  • Red-cheecked Cordonbleu
  • Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
  • Ross’s Turaco
  • Pia Piac
  • Less-blue Eared Starling
  • Common Kestrel

More info about the sightings of David Yekutiel on a birding trip with Mamaland Safaris.

 

  • Blue-naped Mousebirds
  • Common Fiscal
  • Cutthroat Finch
  • Fan-tailed Raven
  • Karamoja landscape
  • Namaqua Doves
  • Red-and-yellow Barbet
  • Rufous-crowned Roller
  • Silverbird, stretching
  • Steppe Eagles
  • The stunning Green-backed Twinspot
  • White-crested Turaco
  • Winding Cisticola
  • White-crested Helmet-shrike
  • The infamous Boran Cisticola
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Mocking Cliff-chat
  • Little Rock Thrush
  • Common Rock Thrush
  • African Hill-babbler
  • Abyssinian Roller
  • Beaudouin’s Snake-eagle
  • D’Arnoud’s Barbet
  • Dark Chanting Goshawk
  • Hemprich’s Hornbill (female)
  • Hemprich’s Hornbill (male)
  • Long-crested Eagle
  • Nubian Woodpecker
  • Pied Wheatear
  • Pygmy Falcon
  • Rufous Chatterers
  • Rufous Sparrows
  • Tawny Eagle

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