Indoor Meetings about Birds and Wildlife

Birds and Wildlife of South-western Uganda
by Andy Warren

Date: Thursday 21 March 2019 at 19:30

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Presentation

Join us for an account of this under-explored corner of the Dark Continent. From the swamps around Lake Victoria, via the savannahs of Mburo, to the aptly named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, South-western Uganda has everything you could want from a trip to wild Africa. There are antelopes and buffalo, tree-climbing lions, elephants, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and a whole plethora of monkeys.

Lion   Ross's Turaco
Lion   Ross's Turaco

And then there are the birds! Andy’s talk will take us from shoebills, barbets and turacos to one of Africa’s, and the world’s, rarest birds, the near-mythical African green broadbill, only found in one small part of Bwindi. Add to this the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains, aka the fabled Mountains of the Moon, and you have an exciting talk guaranteed to have you digging out the walking boots and pith helmet!

Mountain Bulbul   Spot-flanked Barbet
Mountain Bulbul   Spot-flanked Barbet
 
Double-toothed Barbet   Shoebill
Double-toothed Barbet   Shoebill

Biography

Andy Warren has been watching birds since 1972 and has now seen over a quarter of the world’s birds in 48 countries. He continues to travel widely and is gradually working his way around the West African avifauna. When not off in search of birds, Andy is an ecological consultant, although many years ago his first paid employment was as a warden for the RSPB.

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