Found the Shoebill

February 20th, 2018

To find the Shoebill we arranged for a local, specialised guide to help us find our way through Mabamba Swamps, just outside Entebbe. Shoebills, although big are not easy birds to find. An excellent blending grey camouflage and the fact that they stand undisturbed an motionless for long periods of time, make them hard to find. Of course, well trained eyes will be able to sport them and our guide managed to find one standing, hunting for fish, after 45 minutes of searching. The Shoebill below was concentrating on a spot in the swamp, targeting long lung- or mudfish. We managed to maneuver our mokoro into fair distance and our guest was able to create a few very nice images.

Excitement of seeing the Great Blue Turaco

February 20th, 2018

Excitement of seeing the Great Blue Turaco on the first day of the Uganda Tour in June /2017 with 2 guests from Switzerland. The tour started with a walk through the Botanical Gardens of Entebbe in the late afternoon of the day of arrival. As always, the gardens were packed with different bird species calling out from different directions. And as we were looking around, our eyes rolled onto this great beauty (Great Blue Turaco). Excitement rose since it a lifer for our dear guest and a good bird to see when one ever visits Uganda.