Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Ring-necked Francolin Scleroptila streptophora NT resident 2000 present A3
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident - present A1
Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei LC resident 2000 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ruiga River Forest Reserve 120,694 protected area overlaps with site 0
Burigi Game Reserve 220,000 protected area contained by site 220,000
Biharamulo Game Reserve 130,000 protected area contained by site 130,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.