Kidepo Bird check list
Free download of the bird check list of Kidepo Valley National Park
The park includes 424 bird species, which is second only to Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, which has 604 species. The list includes around 100 “dry country” residents of northern Uganda and Kenya, including a few local to the Kidepo region, such as rose-ringed parakeets, Clapperton’s francolins, and Karamoja Apalis. Among the other attractions are the ostrich, Denham’s bustard, kori bustard, red-throated bee-eaters, Abyssinian roller, and Abyssinian ground hornbill.
Kidepo is also home to 56 raptor species, including the unique lappet-faced vulture, lesser kestrel, and secretary bird.
The Apoka Rest Camp and Park Headquarters, which overlooks the narrow, southern Narus Valley, is an excellent place to start your Kidepo birding adventure.
The attractive Silverbird and small bands of Yellow-billed Shrike, as well as a number of other common species such as Hoopoe, Vinaceous Dove, Nubian Woodpecker, Ruppell’s and Superb Starlings, Mosque Swallow, Little Weaver, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, and Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, frequent the thorn trees around camp.
A tiny permanent waterhole near the camp attracts swallows and other seedeaters, notably the Yellow-rumped Seedeater. Clapperton’s Francolin, Four-banded Sandgrouse, African Moustached and Broad-tailed Warblers, Black Coucal, Marsh Tchagra, and Crimson-rumped Waxbill may be spotted at night in the rank grass near to camp or along the walk to the Apoka lodge.
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