Mabamba Shoebill Stork Adventure
Mabamba Shoebill Stork Adventure

The Shoebill Stork Adventure at Mabamba Wetland – Best place to see a shoebill in its natural habitat – Uganda Birding safaris – Shoebill conservation.

Mabamba Shoebill Stork Adventure. The Shoebill stork is one of the most opted for bird for bird lovers seeking to explore Uganda. This incredible bird species can best be sighted in mostly two locations in Uganda, that’s Murchison falls national game park and in the mabamba wetland.

Mabamba wetland.

The Mabamba Bay Wetland found across Lake Victoria in the west of Entebbe town and a few meters fro Entebbe international airport. Mabamba is one of those exceptional places  for bird watching safaris not only for the shoebill stork but for quite a number of other bird species. The wetland is home for around 300 bird species recorded including the Pallid Harrier, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler and the Blue Swallow, Blue Swallow among others.

The wetland is protected under the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty signed in 1971 in Iran for the protection of wetlands.

The birding excursion is done on the canoes through small channels of marsh-filled water and lagoons. The birds are best seen during morning hours though they can be spotted at any time throughout the day. Uganda birding safaris are very popular due to the vast numbers of bird species that can be spotted in any single tour. The shoebill can be spotted at any time either at Mabamba Bay Wetland or Murchison Falls National Park.

Other bird species at Mabamba include; Goliath Herons, Spur-winged White-winged Warbler, Gull-billed Terns, Whiskered Terns, Grey-headed Gulls, Papyrus Gonolek, yellow-backed weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, White-winged Black Terns, Pygmy Geese, Malachite kingfisher, Papyrus Canary, Northern Brown-throated weaver, Carruther’s Cisticola, Blue-headed Coucal among many others.

While on a birding tour to Mabamba Bay area, you can also visit the woodland and savanna trail up to the sand mining quarry where other species of birds are likely to be found.

Booking a bird watching safari in Uganda with a reputable tour company is ideal for any birding enthusiasts looking to make the most of their safari in Uganda without any worry along the way. The local communities around Mabamba Bay Wetland have been trained as tour guides and now work to preserve the wetland.

Contact us with any inquiries about planning and organizing a birding to Uganda and mostly to mabamba for the shoebill stork adventure.

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