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Other than mammal species, Rwenzori Mountains National Park is an exceptional and a complete Uganda safari destination boasting of a significant bird population. Over 217 bird species are confined within this pristine safari park and they include 17 endemic species which makes it one of Uganda’s important birding areas.

Majority of the birds in Rwenzori Mountains National Park concentrate around 1800m altitudinal range where the forest zone exists and the important bird species to expect to identify here include montane sooty boubou, barred long tailed cuckoo, Rwenzori turaco, handsome francolins, long eared owl, Rwenzori batis, lagden’s bush shrike, white starred robin. Other species of birds this park boasts of include illadopsis, blue headed sunbird, strange weaver birds, slender billed starling, lammergeiers, cinnamon chested bee-eater, golden winged sunbird, flycatchers, greenbuls, barbets, apalises, crimsonwings etc.