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Mount Elgon 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
Jackson's Francolin Pternistis jacksoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Elgon Francolin Scleroptila elgonensis NT resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1998 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Nyanza Swift Apus niansae LC resident 1998 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1998 present A3
Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1998 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1998 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus purpuratus LC resident 1998 present A3
Buccanodon duchaillui NR resident 1998 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1998 present A3
Fine-banded Woodpecker Campethera taeniolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 1998 present 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
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1998 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia castanea 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
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
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-collared Apalis Oreolais pulcher LC resident 1998 present A3
Masked Apalis Apalis binotata LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Tawny-breasted Camaroptera Camaroptera toroensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Hunter's Cisticola Cisticola hunteri LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chubb's Cisticola Cisticola chubbi LC resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1998 present A3
Bamboo Warbler Bradypterus alfredi LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps LC 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
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens 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 Warbler Sylvia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC 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
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
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Ground-thrush Geokichla piaggiae LC resident 1998 present A3
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe castanea LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-eyed Black-flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis xanthogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis LC resident 1998 present A3
Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus LC resident 1998 present A3
Moorland Chat Pinarochroa sordida LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes tephrolaemus LC resident 1998 present A3
Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze LC resident 1998 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Golden-winged Sunbird Drepanorhynchus reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 1998 present A3
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC 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
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming 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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Geological events avalanches/landslides 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

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)
Mount Elgon National Park 111,000 protected area overlaps with site 111,000
Mount Elgon UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 111,747 protected area overlaps with site 111,747

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Shrubland -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Elgon National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.