Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
This IBA covers the area centred on the capital Bangui; it remains to determine a core site (preferably protected). The area extends from Ndélé (Bangui) and Kembé Island in the north, to Botambi and Bokassi Island in the south.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. About 334 species have been reported from the area, (the result of several observers being resident over a number of years). Of these, at least 233 species can be expected to breed. Of the Guinea–Congo Forests biome species, two are unrepresented nationally in the other IBAs. In addition, one species of the Afrotropical Highlands biome (A07), Ploceus baglafecht, and 10 species of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome (A04) also occur (see Table 3).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The Bangui region is the most heavily populated part of the country and a suitable conservation area (including the Oubangui river) should be identified as soon as possible.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bangui. Downloaded from on 29/10/2020.