Russell Kingston visits spot where Shelley’s Crimsonwing finches were seen in Uganda

24 Apr

Ruhija area. A tourist campsite can be seen on top of the hill on the right. Photo taken by Russell Kingston

 

Amos Monday Bunengo and Russell Kingston seen at the spot, near Ruhija, where a pair of Shelley’s crimsonwings were recently seen by Amos

Russell Kingston on his recent trip to Uganda went to the exact spot near Ruhija , which is a small village on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest , to find out more about the natural habitat of one Africa’s rarest finches namely the Shelley’s crimsonwing. In a Blog posted by the RFCG on 23 November 2010 you can read how Amos Monday Bunengo along with a collegue Joni Kamgisha, who are both registered bird guides in Uganda, spotted a pair of these elusive finches whilst taking a group of birders into the forest.

Ruhija, where the RFCG on the ground partners the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation ( ITFC ) is based, is one of the most scenic areas in Africa and a place that very few tourists ever get to visit. Situated at 2,300m it is one of the few places where sightings of all four crimsonwings have been reported  

For more information about the work that the RFCG is doing please contact editor@avitalk.co.za . The RFCG is registered as a non-profit organisation and is totally dependant on donations and sponsorships for its future survival

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