UG033
Bugoma Central Forest Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Nahan's Partridge Ptilopachus nahani VU resident 2008 present A1, A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 2008 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 2008 present A3
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis NR resident 2008 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 2008 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 2008 present A3
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus LC resident 2008 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 2008 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 2008 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 2008 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 2008 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 2008 present A3
Trachyphonus purpuratus NR resident 2008 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 2008 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 2008 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 2008 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 2008 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 2008 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 2008 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 2008 present A3
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendropicos poecilolaemus LC resident 2008 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 2008 present A3
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 2008 present A1, A3
Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi LC resident 2008 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 2008 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 2008 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 2008 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 2008 present A3
Bocage's Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus bocagei LC resident 2008 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 2008 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 2008 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 2008 present A3
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans LC resident 2008 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 2008 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 2008 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 2008 present A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 2008 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 2008 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 2008 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 2008 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 2008 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 2008 present A3
Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri LC resident 2008 present A3
Toro Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris LC resident 2008 present A3
Phyllastrephus albigularis NR resident 2008 present A3
Phyllastrephus icterinus NR resident 2008 present A3
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens LC resident 2008 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 2008 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 2008 present A3
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus LC resident 2008 present A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 2008 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 2008 present A3
Black-eared Ground-thrush Geokichla camaronensis LC resident 2008 present A3
Alethe diademata NR resident 2008 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus LC resident 2008 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 2008 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 2008 present A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 2008 present A3
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 2008 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 2008 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 2008 present A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 2008 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 2008 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 2008 present A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 2008 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 2008 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 2008 present A3
Coccopygia melanotis NR resident 2008 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 2008 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 near 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 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) - nomadic grazing 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 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
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species 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%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Bugoma Central Forest Reserve Forest Reserve 40,100 is identical to site 40,100

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - secondary -
Forest Mid-altitude forest - transitional -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
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Land ownership
The forest is a central forest managed by the National Forest Authority on behalf of the state. This therefore means that the Forest Reserve is owned by the Government of Uganda in trust of the people. Various conservation programmes especially that of ECOTRUST are promoting conservation of the forest by involving the communities in livelihood improvement projects.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bugoma Central Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.