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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Uganda - Day 20 6/7/16

Lake Mburo to Entebbe
Our last day of a very memorable trip. We had one last target to snap up, this being the range-restricted Red-faced Barbet. We packed all our gear into the car, had breakfast and commenced on a small game drive which would lead us out of the park and onto the tarmac back to Entebbe. The game drive was productive both for birds and the limited game present in the park. However, the Barbet remained elusive and it wasn't until we were out of the park when somehow we lucked into one. A huge relief to nail the last target bird. At this point, the memory card was full and was not needed anymore, so the camera was packed away and for me signified the end of the trip. The journey back to Entebbe airport was once again long, and a short cut around the edge of Kampala was perfect and brought us back close to where we had seen the Shoebill. Familiar sites were spotted in Entebbe and finally we arrived at Entebbe Airport, bidding farewell to our guide Paul. Our Emirates flight departed on time to Dubai, and the 4-hour wait in Dubai went quickly. Our A380 back to LGW was as good as new though we got on stand a few minutes late, but with security being quiet and baggage reclaim being speedy, we were home only 2-hours later.

Woolly-necked Stork
Crested Francolin - 2
Red-necked Spurfowl
Meyer's Parrot - 6
Spot-flanked Barbet
Red-faced Barbet - 1
Nubian Woodpecker - 1
Rufous-chested Swallow
Red-faced Crombec - 3
White-winged Black Tit - 2
African Penduline Tit - 4
Wattled Starling - 20
Green-winged Pytilia - 2


 Red-faced Barbet - endemic to East Africa and only found in S Uganda or N Tanzania
a very cute Vervet Monkey

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