Budongo Forest Reserve Photo Gallery

The Budongo Forest Reserve (the "royal mile" to avid birders) is Uganda's most significant forest reserve, northwest of Kampala on the way to Murchison Falls National Park on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert. It is known for its former abundance of East African mahogany trees (Khaya sp.) and its large population of chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, the largest population in Uganda. It hosts more than 360 bird species, 290 butterflies, 130 moths, 465 trees, and 24 mammals including 9 primates, making it one of East Africa's most ecologically diverse rainforests.

Red-tailed monkey, Cercopithecus ascanius


Copper sunbird, Cinnyris cupreus

Variable sunbird, Cinnyris venustus igneiventris

Village indigobird, Vidua chalybeata

Fawn-breasted waxbill, Estrilda paludicola

Bronze mannikin, Spermestres cucullata (right image: adult left, immature right)



Village weaver, Ploceus cucullatus

Vieillot's black weaver, Ploceus nigerrimus

Baglafecht weaver, Ploceus baglafecht

Cabanis's greenbul, Phyllastrephus cabanisi

Nubian woodpecker, Campethera nubica

Yellow-throated longclaw, Macronyx croceus

Wooly-necked stork, Ciconia episcopus

Ross's tuaco, Musophaga rossae

White-thighed hornbill, Bycanistes albotibialis

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Last modified 29 August 2022