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UWA Parks win this Years Big Birding Day

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This year The Big Birding day was won by Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the runners up was Mt.Elgon National Park. The African Birding Expo was held between 18th to 20th November, 2016 at the Botanical Gardens Entebbe. During the Expo, NatureUganda announced the results of the Big Birding Day that was held on November 12th, 2016. NatureUganda recorded 768 bird species during BBD. A total of 28 teams took part in BBD. The species were seen in both protected and non protected areas. Queen Elizabeth National Park registered more species this year (372) followed by Mt Elgon National Park (285) and Murchision Falls NP (233) See results below:   POSITION TEAM / SITE SPECIES PROTECTION 1 Queen Elizabeth NP 372 PA 2 Mt Elgon NP 285 PA 3 Murchison Falls NP 233 PA 4 Kidepo Valley NP 221 PA 5 Bwindi Impenetrable -Buhoma 200 PA 6 ABE Ruhija to Queen Elizabeth NP 193 PA 7 ABE team Queen Elizabeth NP 166 PA 8 Greater Masaka 155 NON-PA 9 Semliki NP 153 PA 10 Ruwenzori Mountains NP 144 PA 11 Lake Mburo NP 129 PA 12 Mabamba Bay 128 NON-PA 13 Budongo FR 120 PA 14 Lutembe Bay 111 NON-PA 15 Makanaga Bay 103 NON-PA 16 Toro semiliki wildlife reserve 101 PA 17 Mpanga Central Forest Reserve 91 PA 18 Kasohya Kitomi CFR 79 PA 19 Echuya CFR 79 PA 20 Murchison Falls NP 77 PA 21 Ssezibwa Falls 74 NON-PA 22 Mabira CFR 67 PA 23 Kumi 67 NON-PA 24 Bujagali-Jinja 36 NON-PA 25 Kalinzu FR 23 PA 26 Musambwa 14 NON-PA 27 Lusanja 3 NON-PA 28 Entebbe Penninsula 54 NON-PA   TOTAL SPECIES RECORDED 768         Faridah, One of the Ranger Birders receives the trophy from the Mayor of Entebbe   Charles, a Ranger and Senior birder at UWEC recieves the Mt. Elgon Trophy from the Mayor of Entebbe  
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