Bwindi impenetrable national forest is the oldest tropical rain forest in Uganda with numerous bird species that can draw the attention of a birder. It is located in the rugged Kigezi highlands of Southwestern Uganda with over 350 bird species including 14 species that cannot be seen anywhere else and 23 endemics such as the Blue-headed Sunbird, Neumann’s warbler and Short-tailed Warbler and the 7 IUCN red data listed.
Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable national park is best along the trails of Buhoma Waterfall, Mubwindi swamp trail in Ruhija and the bamboo zones.
The various bird species in Bwindi include the African green pigeon, African harrier hawk, Crowned hornbill, African broadbill, Mountain masked apalis, Handsome francolin, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, Many-coloured bush-shrike, honey Guide, Dusky crimson, Rusty-faced woodland Guel’s Rush Warbler, Yellow-eyed black Fly-catcher, Regal sunbird, Fine-banded woodpecker,, Dwarf Honey guide, Montane Oriole,, Strip-breasted Tit, African wood owl, Archer’s Robin-chat, Strange Weaver and Western Green Tinker bird.
Bird watching is done year round though best in the months of November to April when migratory birds are present in Bwndi.