Grauer’s rush warbler in Uganda – Please note that birding in Uganda requires a specialist birding guide please contact Great adventure safaris for travel information about Uganda.
Grauer’s Rush Warbler are species that look like little Rush Warbler with a white supercilum and heavier blackish lines across the breast. Grauer’s Rush Warbler is endemic to swamps or large mushes in the Albertine rift valley in an altitude of between 2000 metres to 2600 meters above sea level. It is not common in its restricted and difficult to observe when it is not singing and likes to be in a sedge grass of Mubwindi swamp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and swamps in Echuya Forest reserve. Grauer’s Rush Warbler has been recorded and seen in Mubwindi swamp of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest everyday either in breeding and or not and when taped it comes up and parch in sedge grass hence making it easy to spot in the morning and late afternoon.
While you spot the Grauer’s Rush Warbler in the sedge grass there are other bird species likely to be found such as Little Rush Warbler, Black sawing, Carruther’s cisticola, Red chested fluff tail, Chubb’s cisticola and other more bird species.
For a bird watcher to spot the rare Grauer’s Rush Warbler, needs to stay in the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in a place called Ruhija which may help him or her to search Mubwindi swamp. This walk may take two and half hours walking to the swamp to search for the Grauer’s Rush Warbler and two and half hours coming back from the swamp.
Birding in Uganda is active all year round but breeding season is usually from June to early October and the rainy season is usually tough due to the high rain falls in south western Uganda in the areas of Bwindi impenetrable national park, Rwenzori national park, Kibale forest national park and Semuliki national park.Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book a birding trip to see grauer’s rush warbler in Uganda.