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Posts tagged ‘birding’

  • Operation Shoebill: Uganda’s Big Birding Day 24 hour race

    Nov 22, 14 • 5278 views 4 comments

    Operation Shoebill: first-hand experience of Uganda’s Big Birding Day annual 24 hour bird race at Mabamba Bay So why precisely have I got up well before dawn – on a Saturday – to drive for three hours in a cramped minibus to sit in an old...

  • Bird watching on the Kazinga Channel – a 21st century Safari!

    Sep 3, 14 • 5419 views 4 comments

    Bird watching: a 21st-century Safari! Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park Have you noticed that the more Safaris you go on, the smaller the animal that catches your eye? It could be the butterflies or the reptiles; for some it’s even...

  • Birds send my heart a flutter …

    Jun 18, 14 • 4201 views 4 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,...

  • Assertiveness Training for Women Birders

    Feb 17, 14 • 1788 views No Comments

    Assertiveness Training for Women Birders by Lorna Salzman Regular Diary of a Muzungu readers know how crazy I am about birds. Thanks to Lorna Salzman for allowing me to publish her great article Assertiveness Training for Women Birders . I found it...

  • I love birds!

    Oct 17, 13 • 4747 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...

  • Look up! Urban birding Kampala-style

    Aug 12, 12 • 5203 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...

  • A ticking off – ringing birds in Kibale Forest

    May 7, 12 • 6816 views 21 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...

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

    Nov 10, 10 • 4469 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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