Birding Experience every saturday of the month
Hiking trails in the forested islands of Lake Mutanda.
Visiting the Skeleton island where legendary warriors were buried.
Sharing with community members of the islands, especially the largest population of 120people at Mutanda island where the Lake got it's name.
There's a peninsula inhabited by pythons which is adventurous for the brave.
I will be filling you in with the basic Field Guiding information about events, places to go for birding experience in our region and the endemic bird species of our area neighbouring DRC.
Lake Mutanda--Mutanda Eco Community Centre
May 07 2022
8 to 5 pm
2 Yellow-billed Duck -- Apair, swimming at the edges of mutanda island
4 Red-eyed Dove
8 African Green-Pigeon -- A flock perching in the fig tree at the Mutanda lsland
3 Ross's Turaco -- blue,bird with a bright yellow bill,crimson crest perching in the Eucalyptus tree at Mutanda island In a distance we saw two more individuals perching in Erethrena Abisinica tree
1 Blue-headed Coucal
3 Black Crake
1 Gray-hooded Gull
2 Long-tailed Cormorant
6 Great Cormorant
2 African Sacred Ibis
3 Hadada Ibis
4 Black Kite (Yellow-billed)
7 Pied Kingfisher
2 Gray-backed Fiscal
2 Yellow-throated Greenbul
2 White-throated Greenbul -- Feeding on guava fruit in a guava tree
2 Common Bulbul
7 Arrow-marked Babbler
2 African Thrush
4 Swamp Flycatcher
2 White-browed Robin-Chat
2 Bronze Sunbird
3 Red-chested Sunbird
1 Variable Sunbird -- Breeding male with mixed orange and yellow breast
5 Baglafecht Weaver
2 Holub's Golden-Weaver
5 Black-headed Weaver -- Seen flying over the papyrus to the gardens at Mutanda island with nesting material
3 African Pied Wagtail
3 Streaky Seedeater
Number of Taxa: 30
These have been uploaded to ebird, an app that is recommended for birders world-wide.
The four bird habitats here with endemic bird species are Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Echuya Forest Reserve, Lake Mutanda and Lake Chahafi all found in the South Western extreme part of Uganda, neighbouring DRC in the west and Rwanda in the South. This is the place sorrounded by mountains, forests and four volcanic lava dam lakes.
Mgahinga Cultural Trail which is a Community based social-environmental enterprise, operates in the Bwindi-Mgahinga Conservation Area neighbouring the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Echuya Forest Reserve, Lake Mutanda, Lake Chahafi and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the northern parts of the area originally known as Bufumbira. It was later called Kigezi district. This same area has been endowed with the most endangered and rare Mountain Gorillas which are only found in the Virunga ranges.
Mgahinga Cultural Trail as an organisation benefits the Communities neighbouring the National Park by basically integrating community tourism with conserving the environment as our Mission.
Promotion of conservation in our communities and the natural environment through planting bamboo and other tree plant species.
Take actions to preserve priority Cultural and heritage sites.
To build awareness in the community of our natural environment, especially the bird species that are threatened in the community atlarge.
To ensure that people are fully involved in the allocation of Community tourism benefis.
Conservation through the environment management programs for waste like plastics, polythene bags, etc that are polluting our space.
Collaboration with other similar active organizations in the country and internationally to achieve these objectives.
For more information about Tourism related activities such as
Sponsors:Gahiza island retreat and Niyon
Tel: +256 753 017997 Ben Eric Kwizera