BI002
Kibira National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1999 present A3
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii NR resident 1999 present A2, A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1999 present A3
Ruwenzori Turaco Gallirex johnstoni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Buteo oreophilus NR resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1999 present A3
Campethera tullbergi NR resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Oriole Oriolus percivali LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1999 present A3
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Laniarius poensis NR resident 1999 present A3
Doherty's Bush-shrike Telophorus dohertyi LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1999 present A3
Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Cisticola chubbi NR resident 1999 present A3
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1999 present A3
Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea LC resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1999 present A3
Grauer's Swamp-warbler Bradypterus graueri EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1999 present A3
Andropadus nigriceps NR resident 1999 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Neumann's Warbler Hemitesia neumanni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Sylvia abyssinica NR resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-collared Mountain-babbler Kupeornis rufocinctus NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1999 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1999 present A3
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni LC resident 1999 present A3
Zoothera tanganjicae NR resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-eyed Black-flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1999 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1999 present A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 1999 present A3
Coccopygia melanotis NR resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1999 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Serinus striolatus NR resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 1999 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 1999 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium favourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kibira National Park 40,000 is identical to site 37,870

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Abahuzamugambi 2004
Dukingirikibirakiratuzigamye 2004
Ntwarirakumaguru 2008
Shirukubute 2004
Twizeyegukira 2003
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Savanna -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kibira National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2017.