Monday, 17 August 2015

East Africa - Week 2

Uganda 26 July 2015 – 1 August 2015

I have not been able to upload photographs to my blog without wifi or decent band width but will add my photographs to my blog post as soon as I can.

We are having the most brilliant time in Uganda with everything being 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 our driver and fixer, for who nothing was too much.

The highlight of our second week in Uganda was seeing  a Green-breasted Pitta at Kibale National Park.  It is only one of two Pitta species in Africa and this is the only place it is possible to see them.  Birdquest had missed it when their tour led by Nik Borrows missed it 10 days before us.  So we knew it would be tricky, so it was all the more amazing when we got Fantastic views for 15 minutes, of a male displaying.  Banging into 3 Chimpanzee was the icing on the cake.

Day 8 – Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 9 – Murchison Falls National Park

Day 10 – Murchison Falls National Park

Day 11 – Kanio Pabidi enroute to Budongo Forest

Day 12 – Royal Mile, Budongo Forest

Day 13 – Kibale National Park

Day 14 – Kibale National Park

As at the end of my second week, I had seen 429 species of which 186 were new, which was fantastic.
About the Writer

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 

Mya-Rose Craig is a 12 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 loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and 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

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