Uganda is regarded as Africa's best birding destination for birders and other nature enthusiasts. With over 1,000 species of birds mainly in large well protected wilderness areas, a birding trip to Uganda is the most leisurely in the East and Central tropical birding destinations.
Uganda has more bird species per square kilometre than any other country in Africa. Roughly the same size as the UK, Uganda can boast a national list of more than 1008 species (Uganda Bird Atlas by Carswell et al, 2005).
This figure represents more than half the bird species that can be found in the whole of Africa. The key to Uganda’s diversity is its variety of habitats, which include arid, semi-dessert, savannahs, lowland and montane rainforests, wetlands, volcanoes and an Afro-alpine zone.
These are all interesting habitats in terms of structure and content. So it would be interesting to know how many species out of the total country list could be recorded in a day if there was to be birding in all these habitat types on that particular day.