Overview & Features
The park’s avifauna diversity is reflected in its species list, the highest number of species recorded in any Important Bird Area in Uganda and the highest of any protected area in Africa. 10 out of 26 species of globally threatened birds in the country have been recorded. Other interesting records of the park are three other threatened species: Corncrake, Blue Swallow and Chapin’s Flycatcher. The park also holds a record of 296 species recorded in one day, probably the highest of such records in Africa/world. The park has a variety of habitats ranging from the grassland in the rift valley, woodlands, fresh water lakes and swamps, saline craters with thousands of flamingos and equatorial forest. This variety of habitats accounts for the species of the park.