With over 700 species, Rwanda is quietly being promoted and discovered as a world class birding destination.
New birding sites recently developed by RDB
|Bugesera Route||Eastern Province, 30 minutes by car south of Kigali.||Over 360 birds species on this route, including the Red-faced Barbet, Lybius rubrifacies, Papyrus Gonolek, Laniarius mufumbiri, Calamonastides gracilirostris, White-winged SwampWarbler, B. carpalis, Carruthers’s Cisticola, Cisticola carruthersi, among others.|
|Nyabihu route||Western province||More than 132 bird species, including the Little Grebe (Lake Nyirakigugu), and Red-knobbed Coot, Fulica cristata.|
|Rugezi||Northern Province||More than 141 birds species including some highland lift endemic birds such as Grauer’s Swamp Warbler, Bradypterus graueri, and others endemic to Lake Victoria, i.e. the Calamonastides gracilirostris, White-winged SwampWarbler, B. carpalis, Carruthers’s Cisticola, Cisticola carruthersi, Papyrus Canary, Dendrospiza koliensis, and others.|
Other existing routes include: Nyungwe National Park, Akagera National Park and Volcanoes National Park.
Nyungwe National Park is especially known as a world class birding destination with over 280 bird species, including the Handsome Francolin, Ruwenzori Nightjar, Albertine Owlet, Ruwenzori Batis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Grauer’s Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler, Grauer’s Swamp Warbler, Ruwenzori Apalis, Red-collared Babbler, Kivu Ground Thrush, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Archer’s Ground Robin, Red-throated Alethe, Blue-headed Sunbird, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Ruwenzori Double-collared Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Rockefeller’s Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, and Shelley’s Crimsonwing.
Contact: Philibert Ndandali, Senior Promotion Officer, Rwanda Development Board (RDB). Cell: +44 788 684804 (Rwanda) or + 44 7572 091962 (UK) during the World Travel Market (Nov 7-11). Email: email@example.com