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Queen Elizabeth II National Park, Uganda (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Queen Elizabeth II National Park, Uganda

Map of Queen Elizabeth II National Park, Uganda

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Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Kob (Kobus kob) Black-headed Gonolek (Laniarius erythrogaster) Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Red-necked Francolin (Pternistis afer) Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus) White-browed Coucal (Centropus superciliosus) Northern Fiscal (Lanius humeralis) Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) Blue-headed Tree Agama (Acanthosaurus atricollis)
Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus) - Male Red-chested Sunbird (Cinnyris erythrocercus) White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis) Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni) Anubis Baboon (Papio anubis) Nile Monitor Lizard (Varanus niloticus)
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath) Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus) Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) Swamp Flycatcher (Muscicapa aquatica)
Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis) Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus) Sooty Chat (Myrmecocichla nigra) - Female Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus) Southern Red Bishop (Euplectes orix) Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
Senegal Lapwing (Vanellus lugubris) Common Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus cyanomelas) Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea) Plain-backed Pipit (Anthus leucophrys) Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus) Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus)



Uganda and stops between

1/8/2017: We took arrived at QEII mid-morning to look for the tree-climbing lions which we did not find. Then, we drove down the wrong road in search of the Shoebill which we also did not find. Arriving at the park office to pay our fees, it seems that only three of our $20 notes was pristine enough for their tastes. We needed four to pay for all our fees. Finally, I broke out a brand new $100 note to which their response was that they did not have any change...

We headed out to the channel where we spent a couple of hours riding around in a boat and getting chased by elephants.

1/9/2017: We thought about walking around in the tented camp where we were staying, but in the end, it seemed like a better idea to look for the Shoebill yet again in a nearby swamp. When we got to the National Park office, however, they had never heard about walking around in the savannah, and they insisted instead that we should drive around to look for lions. After some discussion, a ranger who knew about the walking trip was coming to show us around. We waited for awhile, and he did not show. By this time, it was getting too late in the morning, and we headed instead to one of the fishing villages inside the park where we walked around in the scorching sun.

Previous Visit (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Buhoma: 1/8/2017)
Next Visit (Bigodi Swamp: 1/9/2017)

Species Recorded (125)

Birds ( 112 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican - Pelecanus rufescens

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Palm-nut Vulture - Gypohierax angolensis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Long-tailed Cormorant - Microcarbo africanus
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Goliath Heron - Ardea goliath
Black-headed Heron - Ardea melanocephala
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Hadada Ibis - Bostrychia hagedash
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
Sacred Ibis - Threskiornis aethiopicus

Hamerkops ( Scopidae )
Hamerkop - Scopus umbretta

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Marabou Stork - Leptoptilos crumenifer
Yellow-billed Stork - Mycteria ibis

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Black-winged Kite - Elanus caeruleus
African Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus vocifer
Long-crested Eagle - Lophaetus occipitalis
Gabar Goshawk - Micronisus gabar
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
African Harrier-Hawk - Polyboroides typus
Bateleur - Terathopius ecaudatus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Red-necked Francolin - Pternistis afer

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Thick-knees ( Burhinidae )
Water Thick-knee - Burhinus vermiculatus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula
Kittlitz's Plover - Charadrius pecuarius
Senegal Lapwing - Vanellus lugubris
Wattled Lapwing - Vanellus senegallus
Spur-winged Lapwing - Vanellus spinosus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
Little Stint - Calidris minuta
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
White-winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus
Gray-hooded Gull - Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
African Skimmer - Rynchops flavirostris

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Laughing Dove - Spilopelia senegalensis
Ring-necked Dove - Streptopelia capicola

Turacos ( Musophagidae )
Eastern Plantain-eater - Crinifer zonurus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
African Cuckoo - Cuculus gularis

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus
White-browed Coucal - Centropus superciliosus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Little Swift - Apus affinis
Common Swift - Apus apus

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Red-chested Sunbird - Cinnyris erythrocercus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis
Malachite Kingfisher - Corythornis cristatus
Woodland Kingfisher - Halcyon senegalensis

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
White-throated Bee-eater - Merops albicollis
Red-throated Bee-eater - Merops bulocki
Little Bee-eater - Merops pusillus
Blue-breasted Bee-eater - Merops variegatus

Scimitarbills ( Rhinopomastidae )
Common Scimitarbill - Rhinopomastus cyanomelas

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Fork-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus adsimilis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Lesser Striped-Swallow - Cecropis abyssinica
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow - Hirundo smithii

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Common Bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura
Rattling Cisticola - Cisticola chiniana
Trilling Cisticola - Cisticola woosnami

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
African Golden Oriole - Oriolus auratus

Gonoleks ( Malaconotidae )
Black-headed Gonolek - Laniarius erythrogaster
Tropical Boubou - Laniarius major

Bishops ( Ploceidae )
White-winged Widowbird - Euplectes albonotatus
Fan-tailed Widowbird - Euplectes axillaris
Southern Red Bishop - Euplectes orix

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Whinchat - Saxicola rubetra

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
White-browed Robin-Chat - Cossypha heuglini
Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat - Cossypha niveicapilla
Swamp Flycatcher - Muscicapa aquatica
Spotted Flycatcher - Muscicapa striata
Sooty Chat - Myrmecocichla nigra
African Thrush - Turdus pelios

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Plain-backed Pipit - Anthus leucophrys
African Pied Wagtail - Motacilla aguimp
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Gray-backed Fiscal - Lanius excubitoroides
Northern Fiscal - Lanius humeralis

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Red-billed Oxpecker - Buphagus erythrorynchus
Rueppell's Starling - Lamprotornis purpuroptera

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Brimstone Canary - Crithagra sulphurata

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Red-billed Firefinch - Lagonosticta senegala
Yellow-throated Longclaw - Macronyx croceus
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Northern Gray-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus
Baglafecht Weaver - Ploceus baglafecht
Northern Brown-throated Weaver - Ploceus castanops
Village Weaver - Ploceus cucullatus
Black-headed Weaver - Ploceus melanocephalus
Slender-billed Weaver - Ploceus pelzelni
Red-billed Quelea - Quelea quelea
Pin-tailed Whydah - Vidua macroura




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