Boja swamps lie in the lower reaches of the Shabeelle river a little way downstream (south-west) of Arbowerow (site SO018). The site contains grass swamps and deciduous bushland on the river flood-plain.
See Box and Table 3 for key species. Of the Somali–Masai biome species Pseudonigrita cabanisi has been recorded from few other IBAs in Somalia.
Non-bird biodiversity: Both Loxodonta africana (EN) and Syncerus caffer (LR/cd) occur, or used to do so.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site has been proposed as a Wildlife Reserve. Threats include clearance of land for agriculture.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boja swamps. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 07/02/2023.