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Mgahinga National Park, Uganda (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Mgahinga National Park, Uganda

Map of Mgahinga National Park, Uganda

Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) Chubbs Cisticola (Cisticola chubbi) Northern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris reichenowi) Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) Kandts Waxbill (Estrilda kandti)
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul (Arizelocichla nigriceps) Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus) - Female Variable Sunbird (Cinnyris venustus) Streaky Seedeater (Crithagra striolatus)

Mgahinga is a park known for expensive Mountain Gorilla tracking in the far southwest of Uganda. It is also possible to get to some higher elevations here (which I skipped due to time constraints)


Africa: Eastern and Southern

3/17/2003: We stayed two nights at the park... just enough to do the mountain gorilla tracking.

Previous Visit (Bigodi Swamp: 3/15/2003)
Next Visit (Kampala: 3/19/2003)

Uganda and stops between

1/3/2017: We got an early start from Kisoro to do a trek into the mountains in search of the Golden Monkeys. This is one of the few places left where the monkeys can be found. The hike was up a steep volcano, and I was pretty worn out by the end of five hours. Somehow, it was uphill both ways.

Previous Visit (Mbabara: 1/2/2017)
Next Visit (Kisoro: 1/3/2017)

Species Recorded (25)

Birds ( 22 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Augur Buzzard - Buteo augur
Mountain Buzzard - Buteo oreophilus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Dusky Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia lugens
Red-eyed Dove - Streptopelia semitorquata

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Regal Sunbird - Cinnyris regius
Northern Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris reichenowi
Variable Sunbird - Cinnyris venustus

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater - Merops oreobates

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Angola Swallow - Hirundo angolensis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul - Arizelocichla nigriceps
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Chubb's Cisticola - Cisticola chubbi

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Green White-eye - Zosterops stuhlmanni

Shrike-flycatchers ( Platysteiridae )
Ruwenzori Batis - Batis diops

Blue-flycatcher ( Stenostiridae )
White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher - Elminia albonotata
African Blue Flycatcher - Elminia longicauda

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Pied Crow - Corvus albus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler - Bradypterus cinnamomeus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
White-starred Robin - Pogonocichla stellata

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
African Pied Wagtail - Motacilla aguimp

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Streaky Seedeater - Crithagra striolata

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Kandt's Waxbill - Estrilda kandti




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