Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig
Monday, 17 August 2015
East Africa - Day 23
Uganda 10 August 2015
I have not been able to upload photographs to my, blog without wifi or decent band width but will add photographs to my blog post as soon as I can.
We are having the most brilliant time in Uganda with ever great. Our trip was organised by our local ground agents Avian Watch Uganda. Everything is going really well with Robert, our fantastic guide (who knows all the sites and calls and can whistle birds in) and Paul, our driver and fixer, for who nothing was too much
Today, we were on south side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park at Ruhija, which was high up and cold especially in the morning and evening.
Today after getting up at 5.00 am and a 5.30 am breakfast, we set off along the path to the swamp.
We were much higher here and it was really cold. The bed had fleece bedding which made a difference.
Before dinner, we went out birding looking for an endemic nightjar. We did really well seeing – need to add these
By dinner, I was really cold despite my I layers. The only thing to do was go to bed early, with my fleecy hot water bottle.
Trip list – 585 birds for Uganda and 276 lifers for me
About the Writer
Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is loved going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa and is looking forward to watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter