Besides wildlife, Murchison Falls National Park is a birders paradise. The varying environments that characterize the park ranging from forest to savannah and swamps (riverine) are rich habitats for thriving of a wide range of bird species. The Park contains the most sought after bird by birders on birding safaris in Uganda named the shoe bill stork which is a prehistoric bird and listed as Vulnerable under IUCN Red list. The park also contains the grey crowned crane which is the Uganda’s National bird along with Goliath heron which is the largest heron in the whole world.

Birds at Murchison Falls National Park


The Nile banks also contain a range of other species including; the Blue-headed Coucal, Squacco Heron, African Jacana, Swamp Flycatcher, Sandpipers, Denham’s Bustard, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Weaver Birds, Pied Kingfisher, Piapiac, Silver bird, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, African Quail-Finch, Red-throated Bee-eater and Speckle-fronted Weaver.

A variety of Birds at Murchison Falls National Park

variety of birds at murchison falls