The Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe is extremely useful for this part of Africa and covers Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The first edition was published in 2002 and a second edition is due later in 2012.
Birds of Africa south of the Sahara also covers all the species found in the East Africa region.
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Helm Field Guide covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The first complete guide to this region. 3400 images of 1388 species illustrated on 287 superb new colour plates by Brian Small, John Gale and Norman Arlott. The text plus distribution map and the illustrations for each species are on facing pages. 632 pages.
Second edition, including 500 new images and 400 updated distribution maps. Unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume. 2129+ species covered with an additional 101 vagrants briefly described. Revised to reflect the latest changes in taxonomy. Species descriptions give precise identification features highlighting differences between similar species as well as briefly reporting habitat, status and call. Annotated illustrations portray distinctive plumages as well as diagnostic flight patterns and major geographic variants where applicable.
Field identification guide, with the text highlighting the diagnostic features for each species. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. A thumbnail silhouette and a distribution map are given for each species. 144 pages.
Still one of the best where to watch books yet published for a single country. Colour photos and maps throughout. 114 pages.
The book describes in detail 30 sites in Uganda that meet the criteria for Important Bird Areas (IBAs) - places of global significance for bird and biodiversity conservation. 166 pages.
Uganda is about the size of Britain but has more than 1,000 bird species, including many large and attractive ones. This atlas records what is known about the distribution and seasonality of these birds, and discusses this in relation to their conservation. The distribution maps show the actual records of the species and also indicate which parts of the country are thought to have suitable habitat for the species, even though it may not yet have been recorded there (many areas have not been studied). These predictions are based on a model, using rainfall and vegetation type for each point where the species has actually been recorded. 480 pages.