Butiaba Escarpment Birding Cecklist : Butiaba escarpment lies in the flat land of the western rift valley on the shores of lake albert in Masindi district once you make your way to Murchison falls national park. Making your way to the escarpment will take you about 4 and a half hours. The escarpment has a rich history attached to it as it was used by a number of people during the 1930’s as a transportation hub for goods crossing borders from eastern democratic republic of Congo and South Sudan but aside from its rich history, over the years the escarpment has attracted a number of travellers from around the world interested in birding in Uganda to visit to watch a number of different bird species.  Among the bird species that can be seen include;

1 Sabine’s Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini
2 Cassin’s Spinetail Neafrapus cassini
3 African Swift Apus barbatus
4 Gray Crowned-Crane Balearica regulorum
5 African Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia microscelis
6 Shoebill Balaeniceps rex
7 Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos
8 Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus
9 Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
10 Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle Circaetus beaudouini
11 Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus
12 Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
13 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
14 /Steppe Eagle/ Aquila nipalensis
15 Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates
16 Eastern Chanting-Goshawk Melierax poliopterus
17 /Pallid Harrier/ Circus macrourus
18 Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
19 White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis
20 Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia
21 Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates
22 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus
23 /European Bee-eater/ Merops apiaster
24 Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis
25 Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
26 |Sooty Falcon| Falco concolor
27 Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus
28 Ituri Batis Batis ituriensis
29 Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri
30 Gray Longbill Macrosphenus concolor
31 Uganda Woodland-Warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis
32 Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii
33 Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus
34 Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus
35 Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis
36 Cut-throat Amadina fasciata
37 Grant’s Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys
38 Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra
39 White-rumped Seedeater Crithagra leucopygius
Butiaba Escarpment Birding Cecklist
Gabon Woodpecker

“For travellers interested in visiting Murchison falls national park they can include the Butiaba escarpment to enjoy watching a number of bird species to make your birding safaris in Uganda quite memorable.”

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