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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Ruhija, Uganda (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Ruhija, Uganda

Map of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Ruhija, Uganda

Unidentified Female Sunbird Scott at Cuckooland
Gray Apalis (Apalis cinerea) Slender-billed Greenbul(Stelgidillas gracilirostris) Chubbs Cisticola (Cisticola chubbi) Black-throated Apalis (Apalis jacksoni) Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea) - Female Brown-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra australis)
Black-and-white Mannikin (Spermestes bicolor) Mackinnons Shrike (Lanius mackinnoni) White-chinned Prinia (Schistolais leucopogon) Regal Sunbird (Cinnyris regius) Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea) - Juvenile Speckled Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus scolopaceus)
Green-backed Camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura) Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) - Female Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater (Merops oreobates) Mountain Buzzard (Buteo oreophilus) Mackinnons Shrike (Lanius mackinnoni) White-starred Robin (Pogonocichla stellata)
Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher (Melaenornis ardesiacus) Blue-headed Sunbird (Cyanomitra alinae) - Female Ruwenzori Batis (Batis diops) Red-faced Woodland-Warbler (Phylloscopus laetus) Green-headed Sunbird (Cyanomitra verticalis) - Female Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus bilineatus)
Gray-green Bushshrike (Telophorus bocagei) Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea) - Male Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) - Male Yellow-whiskered Greenbul (Eurillas latirostris) Green Sunbird (Anthreptes rectirostris)

Tented Camp on the forest edge.


Uganda and stops between

1/4/2017: After acquiring some tropical food poisoning type illness, the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was quite the adventure. The place where we chose to stay (Cuckooland, awesome spot) just happened to be down a huge incline, and it was worth every painful step to get there. The tent seemed to be perched in the treetops, and chimpanzees could be heard screaming in the distance.

1/5/2017: I was absolutely wrecked from the stomach illness that I had acquired. I did not sleep much, and on one of the many trips in the dark outside to the restroom, I cut my foot. I skipped breakfast, and I was barely able to climb the hill to the car park for my scheduled grueling hike to the Mabwindi Swamp.

When I arrived in Ruhija for the hike, however, I was unable to bring myself to cancelling the hike. So, five hours later, I crawled out of the forest feeling barely alive. And after all that, I did not really get many good photos in the thick forest...

1/6/2017: After another fun night of food poisoning, our car seems to have broken down in the morning. All good as Cuckooland was the best place that we stayed. We spent the whole morning waiting around for a mechanic to fix the car which never happened...

Previous Visit (Lake Bunyoni: 1/4/2017)
Next Visit (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Buhoma: 1/6/2017)

Species Recorded (96)

Birds ( 92 )

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Red-faced Woodland-Warbler - Phylloscopus laetus

Acrocephalidae ( Acrocephalidae )
Mountain Yellow-Warbler - Iduna similis

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

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
African Rail - Rallus caerulescens
Red-chested Flufftail - Sarothrura rufa

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Tambourine Dove - Turtur tympanistria

Turacos ( Musophagidae )
Great Blue Turaco - Corythaeola cristata
Black-billed Turaco - Tauraco schuettii

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo - Cercococcyx montanus

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Green Sunbird - Anthreptes rectirostris
Green-throated Sunbird - Chalcomitra rubescens
Red-chested Sunbird - Cinnyris erythrocercus
Regal Sunbird - Cinnyris regius
Northern Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris reichenowi
Blue-headed Sunbird - Cyanomitra alinae
Green-headed Sunbird - Cyanomitra verticalis
Collared Sunbird - Hedydipna collaris
Bronze Sunbird - Nectarinia kilimensis
Purple-breasted Sunbird - Nectarinia purpureiventris

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

Wood-hoopoes ( Phoeniculidae )
White-headed Woodhoopoe - Phoeniculus bollei

Hornbills ( Bucerotidae )
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill - Bycanistes subcylindricus
Crowned Hornbill - Lophoceros alboterminatus

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
Gray-throated Barbet - Gymnobucco bonapartei
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird - Pogoniulus bilineatus
Speckled Tinkerbird - Pogoniulus scolopaceus

Honeyguides ( Indicatoridae )
Least Honeyguide - Indicator exilis

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Tullberg's Woodpecker - Campethera tullbergi
Cardinal Woodpecker - Chloropicus fuscescens

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Gray Cuckooshrike - Coracina caesia

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Common House-Martin - Delichon urbicum
Angola Swallow - Hirundo angolensis
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Black Sawwing - Psalidoprocne pristoptera
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul - Arizelocichla nigriceps
Plain Greenbul - Eurillas curvirostris
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul - Eurillas latirostris
Little Greenbul - Eurillas virens
Yellow-streaked Greenbul - Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus
Slender-billed Greenbul - Stelgidillas gracilirostris

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Gray Apalis - Apalis cinerea
Black-throated Apalis - Apalis jacksoni
Chestnut-throated Apalis - Apalis porphyrolaema
Buff-throated Apalis - Apalis rufogularis
Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura
Olive-green Camaroptera - Camaroptera chloronota
Carruthers's Cisticola - Cisticola carruthersi
Chubb's Cisticola - Cisticola chubbi
Banded Prinia - Prinia bairdii
White-chinned Prinia - Schistolais leucopogon

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

Shrike-flycatchers ( Platysteiridae )
Ruwenzori Batis - Batis diops
Chinspot Batis - Batis molitor
Brown-throated Wattle-eye - Platysteira cyanea

Blue-flycatcher ( Stenostiridae )
White-tailed Blue Flycatcher - Elminia albicauda
White-bellied Crested-Flycatcher - Elminia albiventris
African Blue Flycatcher - Elminia longicauda

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Petit's Cuckooshrike - Campephaga petiti
Pied Crow - Corvus albus
Northern Puffback - Dryoscopus gambensis
Brown-crowned Tchagra - Tchagra australis

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Black-tailed Oriole - Oriolus percivali

Gonoleks ( Malaconotidae )
Tropical Boubou - Laniarius major
Gray-green Bushshrike - Telophorus bocagei

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Stripe-breasted Tit - Melaniparus fasciiventer
Dusky Tit - Melaniparus funereus

Bishops ( Ploceidae )
Yellow Bishop - Euplectes capensis

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Grauer's Warbler - Graueria vittata
Rwenzori Hill Babbler - Sylvia atriceps

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
African Stonechat - Saxicola torquatus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher - Melaenornis ardesiacus
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher - Melaenornis fischeri
Dusky-brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa adusta
White-starred Robin - Pogonocichla stellata
Equatorial Akalat - Sheppardia aequatorialis

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Mackinnon's Shrike - Lanius mackinnoni

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Greater Blue-eared Starling - Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Chestnut-winged Starling - Onychognathus fulgidus
Waller's Starling - Onychognathus walleri

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Thick-billed Seedeater - Crithagra burtoni
Yellow-fronted Canary - Crithagra mozambica
Streaky Seedeater - Crithagra striolata

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Baglafecht Weaver - Ploceus baglafecht
Brown-capped Weaver - Ploceus insignis
Black-billed Weaver - Ploceus melanogaster
Black-necked Weaver - Ploceus nigricollis
Black-and-white Mannikin - Spermestes bicolor




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