KE053
North Nandi forest


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1999 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
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus purpuratus LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 1999 present A3
Petit's Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti LC resident 1999 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 1999 present A3
Bocage's Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus bocagei LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Tawny-breasted Camaroptera Camaroptera toroensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1999 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Uganda Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1999 present A3
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Chapin's Flycatcher Fraseria lendu VU resident 1999 present A1, A2
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes tephrolaemus LC resident 1999 present A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus LC resident 1999 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1999).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2022 very unfavourable high medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry & agro-industrial plantations 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Forest Mid-altitude forest - transitional 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland Grassland - montane 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
North Nandi Forest Reserve 11,345 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nandi North Nature Reserve 3,434 protected area contained by site 3,434
Kakamega Forest Reserve 17,838 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
North Nandi Environmental Forum - PYRAMID 1999
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry & agro-industrial plantations -
Forest Mid-altitude forest - transitional -
Grassland Grassland - montane -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: North Nandi forest. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/north-nandi-forest-iba-kenya on 29/02/2024.