On a quest for the Shoebill Stork at Murchison Falls National Park



Most of the visitor to the Nile Delta will cruise on the boat in search for mainly the Shoebill Stork which is usually seen in water weed searching for fish to feed on from the moving water in the swamp. The Shoebill Stork stays in the papyrus. Some other birds seen in swampy areas are the Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Pied Kingfisher, Little Stint,  the African Pygmie Goose, African Wattled Plover, Grey Crowned Crane(crested crane) and grey (eastern) white pelican.

In search for Shoebill visitors will be able to see Elephants, Warthogs, Rothschild’s Giraffe, Defassa Waterbuck Antelope, Crocodiles and Hippopotamus.

The bird life is extraordinary, with over 460 species recorded in the park including numerous raptors and the Shoebill stork.