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uganda - october or february

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Old Friday 15th April 2011, 06:57   #1
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uganda - october or february


Pretty certain we will be heading to uganda in the next 12 months for our next african adventure. Planning to do the usual murchison, budongo, kibale, QENP, bwindi, mburo circuit in oct but should we delay and go jan/feb instead? Esp interested in the beeaters, rollers, turacos, shoebill etc....any i would miss in oct but would see in jan/feb?

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I went to Uganda in Oct. 2010. We saw I think 10 species of Bee-eaters, 5 Rollers, 3 Turacos, 2 Flufftails, and 5 individual Shoebills. We didn't go to Mgahinga, but did go to Semliki N.P., Semuliki Wildlife Reserve and Kidepo N.P. Most days we had heavy rain in the afternoon which often quietened the birding down completely, but it was an excelent trip.
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Old Friday 8th July 2011, 11:40   #3
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We were there in January this year - in fact, from 27 Dec 2010 - 15 Jan 2011. We got a reasonable selection of species in that time (just over 550 species to be exact) including all the things you are after.

Our basic route was Mabira - Murchisan Falls - Kibale - QENP - Bwindi - Lake Mburo NP. The only real specials that we didn't get (although we knew at this time of year, we would probably dip them!) was Green-breasted Pitta and African Green Broadbill. Both of those are best searched for in June-July.

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