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

Map of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Buhoma, Uganda

Map of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Buhoma, Uganda

Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris) Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla berengei) Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea) Rwenzori Sun Squirrel (Heliosciurus ruwenzorii) Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher (Bias musicus) - Female Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher (Melaenornis fischeri) Bronze-naped Pigeon (Columba iriditorques) Blue-throated Roller (Eurystomus gularis) Levaillants Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii) Bar-tailed Trogon (Apaloderma vittatum) - Female Golden-crowned Woodpecker (Dendropicos xantholophus)
Blue Malkoha (Ceuthmochares aereus) Slender-billed Greenbul (Stelgidillas gracilirostris) Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris) - Male Luehders Bushshrike (Laniarius luehderi) Black-necked Weaver (Ploceus nigricollis) - Male Buff-throated Apalis (Apalis rufogularis)
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher (Melaenornis fischeri) Little Greenbul (Eurillas virens) Cabaniss Greenbul (Phyllastrephus cabanisi) Shelleys Greenbul (Arizelocichla masukuensis) Ansorges Greenbul (Eurillas ansorgei) Gray-headed Sunbird (Deleornis axillaris)
Gray-headed Nigrita (Nigrita canicapillus) Vieillots Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus) Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush (Neocossyphus fraseri) Petits Cuckooshrike (Campephaga petiti) - Male Weynss Duiker (Cephalophus weynsi) Tambourine Dove (Turtur tympanistria)
African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii)

Bwindi is a higher elevation forest in Southwestern Uganda which is famous for its Mountain Gorillas.


Uganda and stops between

1/6/2017: We arrived in the afternoon after a multitude of car troubles. First off, our car died with a bad alternator. After waiting all morning, we were arranged a ride with some local guy with a car. I knew we were in trouble when he started pumping up one of the tires with a broken bicycle pump. About halfway to Buhoma, the tire blew out.

Luckily, another man (who like the AC!) came by and gave us a lift to Buhoma. On the way there, some boy with a stick whacked the car. It was fun to watch our middle-aged driver try to chase him down.

1/7/2017: Walked on the road deep into the forest where we also saw a few red-tailed monkeys.

On the way back to the hotel, we nearly stepped on Gorillas that happened to be hanging out next the road. The rangers were not happy that we saw free gorillas...

1/8/2017: We took an early morning walk along the road hoping to find some forest birds before all the people came along. Instead, we were interrupted by a parade of road gorillas. After some time, the wildlife authority came and yelled at us for walking on the road...

Previous Visit (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Ruhija: 1/6/2017)
Next Visit (Queen Elizabeth II National Park: 1/8/2017)

Species Recorded (82)

Birds ( 76 )

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Hadada Ibis - Bostrychia hagedash

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

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Bronze-naped Pigeon - Columba iriditorques
Red-eyed Dove - Streptopelia semitorquata
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove - Turtur afer
Tambourine Dove - Turtur tympanistria

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

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Blue Malkoha - Ceuthmochares aereus
Levaillant's Cuckoo - Clamator levaillantii

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
African Wood-Owl - Strix woodfordii

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Olive-bellied Sunbird - Cinnyris chloropygius
Northern Double-collared Sunbird - Cinnyris reichenowi
Green-headed Sunbird - Cyanomitra verticalis
Gray-headed Sunbird - Deleornis axillaris
Collared Sunbird - Hedydipna collaris
Bronze Sunbird - Nectarinia kilimensis

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Bar-tailed Trogon - Apaloderma vittatum

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Black Bee-eater - Merops gularis

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Blue-throated Roller - Eurystomus gularis

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

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

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

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Elliot's Woodpecker - Chloropicus elliotii
Golden-crowned Woodpecker - Chloropicus xantholophus

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
African Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone viridis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Lesser Striped-Swallow - Cecropis abyssinica
Angola Swallow - Hirundo angolensis
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Black Sawwing - Psalidoprocne pristoptera

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Shelley's Greenbul - Arizelocichla masukuensis
Eastern Mountain-Greenbul - Arizelocichla nigriceps
Red-tailed Bristlebill - Bleda syndactylus
Ansorge's Greenbul - Eurillas ansorgei
Plain Greenbul - Eurillas curvirostris
Yellow-whiskered Greenbul - Eurillas latirostris
Little Greenbul - Eurillas virens
Cabanis's Greenbul - Phyllastrephus cabanisi
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus
Slender-billed Greenbul - Stelgidillas gracilirostris

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Gray Apalis - Apalis cinerea
Black-throated Apalis - Apalis jacksoni
Buff-throated Apalis - Apalis rufogularis
Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura
Olive-green Camaroptera - Camaroptera chloronota
White-chinned Prinia - Schistolais leucopogon

Shrike-flycatchers ( Platysteiridae )
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher - Bias musicus
Brown-throated Wattle-eye - Platysteira cyanea

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Petit's Cuckooshrike - Campephaga petiti
Pink-footed Puffback - Dryoscopus angolensis

Gonoleks ( Malaconotidae )
Luehder's Bushshrike - Laniarius luehderi
Gray-green Bushshrike - Telophorus bocagei

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Dusky Tit - Melaniparus funereus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Green Hylia - Hylia prasina
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis - Illadopsis albipectus
Green Crombec - Sylvietta virens

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Dusky-blue Flycatcher - Bradornis comitatus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Oberlaender's Ground-Thrush - Geokichla oberlaenderi
White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher - Melaenornis fischeri
Cassin's Flycatcher - Muscicapa cassini
Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush - Neocossyphus fraseri
White-tailed Ant-Thrush - Neocossyphus poensis
Equatorial Akalat - Sheppardia aequatorialis

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

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Waller's Starling - Onychognathus walleri
Stuhlmann's Starling - Poeoptera stuhlmanni

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Red-headed Malimbe - Malimbus rubricollis
Gray-headed Nigrita - Nigrita canicapillus
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus
Northern Brown-throated Weaver - Ploceus castanops
Brown-capped Weaver - Ploceus insignis
Vieillot's Weaver - Ploceus nigerrimus
Black-necked Weaver - Ploceus nigricollis




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