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Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George


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
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding - present A1
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1998 present A3
White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha NT resident 1998 present A1, A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1998 present A3
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae EN non-breeding 1998 present A1
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident 1998 present A1
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding 1999 1,800 individuals A4i
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT winter - present A1
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT winter - present A1
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris NT non-breeding 1999 650 individuals A1, A4i
Sterna nilotica NR non-breeding 1999 1,200 individuals A4i
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1998 present A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage - present A1
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus VU resident 1998 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 1998 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 1998 present A3
Trachyphonus purpuratus NR resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1998 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 1998 present A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1998 present A1
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 1998 present A3
Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swindernianus LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
Petit's Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti LC resident 1998 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 1998 present A3
Bocage's Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus bocagei LC resident 1998 present A3
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri NT resident 1998 present A1, A3
Terpsiphone rufiventer NR resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 1998 present A3
Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi LC resident 1998 present A3
Calamonastides gracilirostris NR resident 1998 present A1, A3
White-winged Swamp-warbler Bradypterus carpalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1998 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 1998 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1998 present A3
Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri LC resident 1998 present A3
Toro Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Uganda Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei LC resident 1998 present A3
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Stizorhina fraseri NR resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 1998 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 1998 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1998 present A3
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 1998 present A3
Deleornis fraseri NR resident 1998 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1998 present A3
Anthreptes rectirostris NR resident 1998 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus LC resident 1998 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops LC resident 1998 present A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 1998 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1998 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1998 present A3
Woodhouse's Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei LC resident 1998 present A3
Papyrus Canary Crithagra koliensis LC resident 1998 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)
2012 medium favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) 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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity 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
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Rynchops flavirostris African Skimmer 100 552 individuals 100 favourable
Sterna nilotica 1200 78 individuals 7 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Queen Elizabeth National Park UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 739,500 protected area contained by site 270,000
Queen Elizabeth National Park 205,600 protected area contained by site 205,600
Lake George Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 15,000 protected area contained by site 15,000
Kyambura Wildlife Reserve 15,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kigezi Wildlife Reserve 26,500 protected area contained by site 26,500
Kazinga Wildlife Sanctuary 1,749 protected area contained by site 1,749

Local conservation groups

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

Name Year formed
Katwe Tourism and Information Centre 1998
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Savanna -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/11/2019.