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Wetlands are critical to keeping migrating birds soaring

World Migratory Bird Day clebrated 13th May 2023 COMMENT | JULIE MULONGA & DR KARIUKI NDANG’ANG’A |  For centuries, the phenomenon of bird migration has awed humanity. So much so, that the 4th Century BC Greek philosopher Aristotle, noting that the types of birds around him changed with the seasons, suggested that birds …

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Did you know? Just how clever crows really are

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Crows have proved they are anything but bird-brained on dozens of occasions, but some incredible new research shows that the dark masters of the avian world are perhaps even smarter than we ever realized. A new study has found that New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides) …

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Drunk birds cause havoc in city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Gilbert City, Minnesota recently issued a rare statement explaining birds “flying under the influence”.  The said the birds had feasting on fermented berries and like human teenagers, young birds can’t handle their alcohol as well as mature ones, and the ethanol entering their …

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World’s most faithful male!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world’s most faithful male is – well, a bird. Apparently, every year, for the past 16 years, the stork has flown 14,000 km from his winter home in South Africa to a small village in Croatia, Europe, to be with his handicapped mate, who …

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Tourists fly in for African Birding Expo in Entebbe

The world’s bird watching community has descended on Entebbe Botanical Gardens as Uganda hosts the annual African Birding Expo. Tourism, business clinics, birding challenges, conferences and exhibition awards will be some of the highlights Friday to Sunday. Several items for the birdwatching community will be available. These will include, scopes, binoculars, guide books, …

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UTB showcases Uganda’s varied species at the British Birdfair

  Uganda‬ was represented at the British Birdfair at Rutland, where the tourism board showcased the spectacular ‪‎bird species found in the country August 19-21. With over 1020 ‪‎bird species, Uganda has over 50% of the total bird species in ‪Africa and just over 11% of the world’s total.  It is one of the richest …

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