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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
 

 

 

 

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Faridah, One of the Ranger Birders receives the trophy from the Mayor of Entebbe

 

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Charles, a Ranger and Senior birder at UWEC recieves the Mt. Elgon Trophy from the Mayor of Entebbe

 

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