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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Uganda - Day 12 28/6/16

Ishasha to Buhumo, Bwindi
We drove through the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth NP which is known for its tree-climbing Lions as well as a good variety of birds. The drive was slow but we had plenty of time, and thankfully we found two Lions hanging in the tree looking just like Leopards. Along the way we saw two fisherman being eyed up by a Hippo and next to them another Papyrus Gonolek. We made our way closer to Bwindi passing a couple of small towns where we filled up on biscuits and fuel. We were finally entering the foothills of Bwindi where every hotel name had the word Gorilla in them. We arrived at Buhumo Eco-lodge with still time for birding, and a whole different range of species were seen, some right from our lodge. A walk up the road good, but back at the lodge a real songster got going, which proved itself to be a Grey-winged Robin-Chat. Also at our tent-like accommodation, were plenty of moths and insects, but inside our tent was a monster Spider, that certainly caused a panic but the situation was soon resolved with the help of Jake's flip-flop. Another lovely dinner was had with stunning views of the opposite hillside. Very much looking forward to tomorrow with hopefully the first of the Albertine Rift Endemics to be seen.

Striated Heron
Western Banded Snake Eagle
Augur Buzzard
Crested Guineafowl
African Emerald Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo
Striped Kingfisher
Common Scimitarbill
White-headed Barbet - 2
Double-toothed Barbet
Spot-flanked Barbet
Elliot's Woodpecker - 2
Grey Woodpecker - 2
Plain-backed Pipit
Toro Olive Greenbul
Trilling Cisticola
Stout Cisticola
Siffling Cisticola - 1
Wing-snapping Cisticola - 2
Lesser Swamp Warbler - 1
Broad-tailed Warbler - 1
Moustached Grass Warbler - 10
White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher - 1
Grey-winged Robin-Chat - 1
White-tailed Blue Flycatcher - 4
Little Green Sunbird
Purple-banded Sunbird - 1
Northern Double Collared Sunbird - 2
Green-throated Sunbird
Pink-footed Puffback - 1
Ludher's Bushshrike - 2
Papyrus Gonolek - 1

 Ludher's Bushshrike
Lion at Queen Elizabeth NP
 Sunrise from Makalali
 Ishasha Section
the view from our tent

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