UG004
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


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
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis NR resident 1998 present A3
Caprimulgus poliocephalus NR resident 1998 present A3
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii NR resident 1998 present A2
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Turaco Gallirex johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Bubo poensis NR resident 1998 present A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1998 present A3
Buteo oreophilus NR resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1998 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus VU resident 1998 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1998 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis 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
Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1998 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 1998 present A3
Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 1998 present A3
Campethera tullbergi NR resident 1998 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa 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
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 1998 present A3
Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swindernianus LC resident 1998 present A3
Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Grauer's Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Oriole Oriolus percivali LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1998 present A3
Petit's Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti LC resident 1998 present A3
Prionops caniceps NR resident 1998 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Laniarius poensis NR resident 1998 present A3
Lagden's Bush-shrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT resident - present A1
Bocage's Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus bocagei LC resident 1998 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
Doherty's Bush-shrike Telophorus dohertyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 1998 present A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1998 present A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1998 present A3
Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 1998 present A3
Cisticola chubbi NR resident 1998 present A3
Turner's Eremomela Eremomela turneri EN resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 1998 present A3
Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grauer's Swamp-warbler Bradypterus graueri EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-winged Swamp-warbler Bradypterus carpalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Andropadus nigriceps NR resident 1998 present A3
Phyllastrephus icterinus NR resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1998 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1998 present A3
Joyful Greenbul Chlorocichla laetissima LC resident 1998 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis 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
Toro Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Neumann's Warbler Hemitesia neumanni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1998 present A3
Sylvia abyssinica NR resident 1998 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 1998 present A3
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus LC resident 1998 present A3
Phyllanthus atripennis NR resident 1998 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1998 present A3
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni 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
Zoothera tanganjicae NR resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Oberländer's Ground-thrush Geokichla oberlaenderi NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Black-eared Ground-thrush Geokichla camaronensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Alethe diademata 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
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Chapin's Flycatcher Fraseria lendu VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-eyed Black-flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1998 present A3
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 1998 present A3
Deleornis fraseri NR resident 1998 present A3
Anthreptes rectirostris NR resident 1998 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1998 present A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 1998 present A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1998 present A3
Coccopygia melanotis NR resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1998 present A3
Woodhouse's Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei LC resident 1998 present A3
Serinus striolatus NR resident 1998 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni 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 low favourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

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) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin 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
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%) good (> 90%) near favourable

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 The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park World Heritage Site 32,092 protected area contained by site 32,092
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 32,700 is identical to site 32,700

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2017.