Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival’s 25th Anniversary
An Evening of Celebration!
Saturday, February 5
Sponsored in part by Bird Uganda Safaris, Ltd., the Mastercard Foundation, and the Brevard Nature Alliance
Join Bird Uganda Safaris Director Herbert Byaruhanga for a firsthand experience about birding and wildlife viewing in Uganda! Bird Uganda Safaris is located in the East African Region in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The company specializes in birdwatching and primate watching tours. Herbert is bringing special guests, including noted naturalist Mark Garland, who will share their personal experiences in Uganda.
The evening begins with a cash bar social at 6:30PM followed by a Ugandan dinner buffet. The menu includes Market Salad with choice of dressings, Chicken Luwombo, Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa, Matooke (the national dish of Uganda made of green bananas and beans), Ugandan Curried Potatoes, Island Pumpkin and Squash, Tropical Fruit Salad with Orange Yogurt, tea and coffee.
The presentation portion of the evening begins at 7:45PM with assorted mini pastries as guests are treated to the extraordinary birding and wildlife viewing that Uganda offers. Uganda is regarded as the primate capital of the world with over twenty species. 50% are mountain gorillas with twenty-two groups habituated for tourist viewing. Uganda also has over 1085 bird species. This total accounts for 50% of Africa’s total bird species, or 10% of global bird species.
With support from the Mastercard Foundation, Bird Uganda Safaris is focused on producing jobs for the youth and women of Uganda through several unique initiatives. The goal is to surpass three thousand jobs by 2024. As part of the initiatives, under Herbert’s guidance, the Uganda Women Birders Club is celebrating over six years as a program to increase the number of Ugandan women in the field of nature guiding and the International Conference for Women Birders (IC4WB) is in the planning stages for December 2023. Be sure to stop by and visit their exhibit booth during the Expo show hours.
The evening will end with entertainment to celebrate Uganda (more specific details to follow) and the 25th silver anniversary of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. The event is limited to 150 guests, and we do anticipate selling out. So please register early. Cost is $50.00 per person.