Uganda Bird Club
Uganda Bird Club (UBC) was founded in 2018 to provide a safe environment for young birders from around the world and the surrounding countries to experience the sensation of birds. The club is dedicated to the study of birds and related natural history and offers monthly field trips to top birding locations around Uganda and the rest of Uganda, participates in the Bird Counts and aims to participate in the World Series of Birding, and organizes bird trips each year to top birding sites in Uganda.
Uganda Bird Club is a group of young people interested in birds, birding, and ornithology. UBC was founded in April 2018 in Kampala Uganda. Originally formed as a means for students interested in birding to share experiences, the club has had an impressive rise ever since. Since its inception, the club has grown to include dozens of current members, as well as young people from Eastern DRC.
Uganda Bird Club is for bird learners, bird watchers, and ornithologists from around the world who are interested in the birds of Uganda, and the rest of Africa’s region and their conservation.
Uganda Bird Club does activities such as birding, studying bird biology, identification, and improving the habitat for birds. Uganda Bird Club, invites students to birds and inspires their curiosity about the natural world, helping them discover a passion for scientific research, job creation in tourism guiding, or start a hobby they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.
mission to promote birds and birding to young generations in Uganda, and Eastern DRC, and unite to conserve birds and their habitats.
Our main focus is;
- Bird guide training.
- Understanding bird biology.
- Practicing birding techniques.
- Art, sketching, nature journaling.
- Field trips and photography.
- Bird trips for everybody.
- Habitat conservation
- Mist-netting and banding programs.
Uganda Bird Club welcomes all birdwatchers whatever their specific interest. Whether you are a beginner, an expert, a casual local birder or a hard-bitten twitcher, a conservation worker, or just want to meet other birders for a chat; we have something for you. Uganda Bird Club now has over 90 members.
UBC brings many modes through which one can deepen their connection with birds and fellow bird lovers. These include:
- Monthly Meetings
- Library Resources
- Bird Walks
- Nature walks
- Local Birding Events
- Field Trips
- and More!
Now a pillar of bird conservation within Uganda, UBC hosts local and regional birding trips for students, as well as walks, presentations, and workshops for the local communities.
Moving forward, UBC remains supportive of avian conservation in Uganda, including offering training opportunities for students interested in birds and providing state-of-the-art equipment to assist in ornithological research.
We are hardcore birders and we love to understand the behavior of birds, their environment, and the problems they face. Through Uganda Bird Club, you learn straight from the scientists, and you can travel with experts on bird trips to exciting wildlife sites.”
Over 150 bird species are considered by IUCN as threatened by forest destruction, wetland drainage, industrial development, climate change, hunting, and trade. Conservation of these species is often hampered by a lack of knowledge. Uganda Bird Club supports conservation work in Uganda by encouraging studies of birds and their habitats.
DONATE TO EMPOWER THE YOUNG GENERATION TO PROTECT NATURE
Ensi Safaris is proud to work with local communities to promote tourism and an appreciation of conservation. We believe that when you educate young people, you are educating for a generation. Uganda Bird Club, which we started in 2018 and has 60 members, 15 of whom are from eastern DRC.
Some of the supports needed are;
- Laser pointers.
- Field guide books.
- Laptop computers.
- Camping equipment.
- Skills Training programs.
- Sound recorders and playbacks.