Budongo Forest is an Eco tourism site in Uganda and its high up on the list of bird watching spots in Uganda being boarded by lake Albert gives it more value as you can see water birds also.
The forest is about 42800 hectres of land and is compsed of woodland and savannah vegetation. The forest has three small Rivers, Sonso, Waisoke and Bubwa. These rivers also bring back birding to life. They also contribute to the lives of alot of the wildlife in this forest.
About 360 bird species have been recorded in this area and you have chance to add them to you list. There are also about 290 species of butterflies and 130 species of moths. Just imagine all these in just one segment of your Uganda safari..
There are two species special for you birding safari and they are endermic to this Area like Ceratogymna fistulator, Zoothers camaronensis as well as, Neafrapus cassini and Batis ituriensis.
Bundongo is ranked second best destination for birding in Uganda only just behind Semliki National Park for species of the Guinea-Congo forest Biome. Yellow-footed Flycatcher, only known from Budongo in Uganda, used to be common in mature forest, but is now extremely hard to find.
Other bird species in Budongo include; Sabine’s spine tail, Cassin’s Spine-tail(rare), Pygmy Crakes, Kingfishers( Chocolate-backed, Blue-breasted, Dwarf), White-spotted Fluff tail, Ituri Batis, Puvell’s Illadopsis, Brown Twin-spot, Cameroon Somber Greenbul, Cassin’s Hawk-eagle, Crowned Eagle, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Forest Robin, Little Green Sunbird, Grey-headed Sunbird, Olive Green Camaroptera, Blue-throated Roller, African pied , Piping, Black and White Casqued Hornbills, Speckled Tinker-bird, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Cassin’s Honeyguide, African shrike Flycatcher, Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Carmaroptera and many others.
Bird watching in the forest is well facilitated with an extensive well maintained trail.