Rwenzori Turaco in Uganda – Albertine Rift Endemics
Rwenzori turaco in Uganda – Please note that birding in Uganda requires a specialist birding guide please contact Great adventure safaris for travel information about Uganda.
Rwenzori Turaco is a bird species that is rarely seen in the Albertine rift valley which is found in Rwenzori Mountain National Park at an altitude of 2000 metres to 3000 metres above the sea level. A Rwenzori Turaco likes to feed in figues in the montane forests. Like other Turaco’s the wings of the Rwenzori Turaco looks reddish in colour when seen in flight.
Rwenzori turaco in Uganda can be taped in the in the montane forest and responds to its call and comes to perch in the tall trees in the montane forest s and this has helped bird lovers to take pictures of the beautiful Rwenzori turaco usually at high altitude.
Rwenzori turaco can be seen in Rwenzori national park in the western Uganda, and in Mgahinga gorilla national park in the gorge and in the bamboo area in the middle forest and sometimes it seen in the southern parts of Bwindi Impenetrable national park forest in Rushaga gate looking for what to eat.
To see the rare beautiful looking turaco bird watcher s are required to take good pairs of binoculars , rain jackets ,a jumper ,small medical kit , good hiking shoes , enough drinking water , insect repellent ,and good cameras to photos plus porters to carry the heavy gargets in the forest and has made the forest walk easy .
Best time for birding in Uganda.
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.