Places to see African Green BroadBill – Bwindi impenetrable National Park in Uganda
Places to see African Green Broadbill – Is one of the twenty four albertine rift endemics found in Bwindi impenetrable National Park, This bird usually prefers altitude of 1500-3500 meters above the sea level. In Bwindi forest African Green Broadbill is commonly seen in the Eastern part of the forest in the place called Ruhija in the birding trail towards Mubwindi Swamp which is the home of endangered grauers rush warbler, red chested fluft tail and carruthers cisticol
The voice of the African green broadbill starts with lower sound to higher sound which is sisisiiii………. It looks green in Color which makes it very difficult for birders to spot it in green vegetation so as the voice is a very critical way to find the African Green Broadbill
African Green Broad bill feeds on insects and small seeds/berries
Where to see the African Green Broad Bill?
This bird is restricted to the eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest in a place knows as Mubwindi swamp. The eastern part of the forest is also popular for gorilla tracking. The best time of seeing the broadbill is usually during the breeding season which starts from late May to early October.
The birders are required to be strong as the palce is steep coming back from the habitat of the African Green Boadbill
What to bring for birding in Ruhija?
Good pair of binoculars (8×40 or 10×42)
Enough drinking water
Hut or cape
Long pants (nature blending colours)
Porters to carry bags and other equipment
Simple medical kit
Where to stay in Ruhija
Rhija gorilla community rest camp
Broad bill forest camp
Ruhija gorilla lodge
Trekkers Tavern Lodge
Being a specialized activity, advance booking is required in order for Great Adventure Safaris to secure for you a good birding guide since the best time to see African green broadbill is late May to early September which is also high tourism season in Uganda and for more information feel free to contact Great Adventure Safaris about the best places to see African Green BroadBill.