1 Day Birding Safari To Buso Forest

The Buso forest is positioned at approximately 5km off Kampala – Luwero road lasting 1 ½ hours’ drive. The forest is a quiet picnic site that is ideal for eco tours. It was started in 1995 by the Tropical Environmental Foundation (TEFO) but by 1999, the forest already had 127 tree species, 40 butterfly species, 11 butterfly species and 120 bird species.

The forest offers possibilities of encountering;

  • Grey Headed Negrofinch
  • Lizard Buzzard
  • Yellow rumped Tinkerbird
  • whistling Cisticola
  • Klaas’s Cuckoo
  • White chinned prinia
  • Tamborine dove
  • Senegal coucal
  • Purple Banded Sunbird
  • Marsh Tchagra
  • Bronze Manikin
  • Gross Beak Weaver
  • Eastern Grey Plantain Eater
  • Olive Bellied Sunbird
  • Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Little Green Bull
  • Toro Olive Greenbull
  • Angolla Swallow
  • Yellow White Eye
  • Brown Illadopsis
  • Great Blue Turacco
  • Green Hylia Splendid Glossy Starling
  • Crowned Hornbill
  • Red Bellied Paradise Flycatcher
  • Black and White Casqued Hornbill
  • Cameron Sombre Greenbull
  • White Spotted Fluftail
  • Hadada Ibis
  • Common Bulbull
  • African Emerald Cuckoo
  • Red Billed Fire Finch
  • Honey Guide Greenbull
  • Green Headed Sunbird
  • Olive Sunbird
  • Western Nicator
  • White Throated Bee eater
  • Yellow Spotted Barbet
  • Yellowbill
  • Brown Eared Woodpecker
  • White Throated Greenbull
  • Superb Sunbird
  • Green Backed Cameroptera
  • Brown Throated Wattle Eye
  • Yellow Throated Tinkerbird
  • Yellow Billed Barbet
  • Chestnut Wattle eye
  • Little Olive Sunbird
  • Slender Billed Greenbull
  • Violleit’s Black Weaver
  • African Thrus
  • Woodland Kingfisher
  • Black Headed Heron
  • Blue Spotted wood dove
  • Pin Tailed Whyadah
  • Yellow Throated Longclaw
  • Grey Crowned Crane
  • Yellow Mantled Widowbird
  • Ross’s Turaco and African Paradise flycatcher among other birds.

Retreat to Kampala for overnight in the evening.

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