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Archive for the ‘Nature Uganda’ category

  • Birds send my heart a flutter …

    Jun 18, 14 • 4519 views 6 comments

    My favourite birdwatching Uganda stories Similar in size to Great Britain, Uganda’s unique geographical positioning in the Great Rift Valley makes the country home for an astonishing 50% of Africa’s birds. Diverse habitats such as open savannah,...

  • I love birds!

    Oct 17, 13 • 4931 views 6 comments

    Diary of a Muzungu is proud to be a sponsor of Big Birding Day 2013, supporting the next generation of birders in Uganda. How many birds will you see at Big Birding Day 2013? Bigger and better than ever, help us beat last year’s record...

  • Be part of something BIG!

    Oct 16, 12 • 2991 views No Comments

    The Uganda Kob and the Grey Crested Crane adorn the country’s crest  – (which bird will replace it in 20 years time when the bird is extinct?) “Birding@50” focuses on the plight of Uganda’s national symbol, the Grey...

  • A disgusting day out

    Aug 24, 12 • 11311 views 17 comments

    Looking for things to do around Kampala? Visiting the abattoir might not be top of every vegetarian’s wish list, but that didn’t stop Alex and I looking forward to the day out at the slaughterhouse, as part of Nature Uganda‘s...

  • Look up! Urban birding Kampala-style

    Aug 12, 12 • 5485 views 9 comments

    The view from Long Crested Towers, Kampala Kampala is a dusty, polluted city of 2 million inhabitants. The crowded industrial area slap bang in the centre of town, sits cheek by jowl with a slum of 100,000 people and a creaking and inadequate sewage...

  • Down in the slum, after the rain

    Jul 14, 12 • 5169 views 8 comments

      The air is damp and heavy, the air is cool and last week’s fine dusty fine marram earth is compacted beneath our feet. Limbs have been torn off the Pawpaw tree the other side of the compound wall and a single giant leaf, over four metres...

  • A ticking off – ringing birds in Kibale Forest

    May 7, 12 • 7061 views 22 comments

    According to Roussouw, “Kibale Forest harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa.” Well, thumbs up to that. Kibale is where the muzungu saw her first wild Chimpanzee, and the apparently...

  • Save Mabira Forest! we can live without sugar

    Sep 3, 11 • 3579 views 6 comments

    To everyone’s horror – but few people’s surprise – the President has decreed that ‘the degraded part’ of this ancient and fabulous forest, protected under international law, should be cut down. And for what crucial development project?...

  • Warning – this blog contains snakes!

    Jun 18, 11 • 11262 views 18 comments

    When I suggested to the team that we all have a day out together at the Reptiles Village in Entebbe, organised by Nature Uganda, we were equally split down the middle: two for, two against. Enid’s words were in fact “No way, I’m not...

  • A bird’s eye view of Uganda – Big Birding Day

    Nov 10, 10 • 4683 views 6 comments

    It seems I can’t get enough of volunteering! So, as Big Birding Day arrived, I was up before dawn to take part in this year’s 24 hour birding race (held to coincide with the World Bird Festival) entered by over 39 teams covering 33...

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