Important bird areas in Uganda

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Uganda has an amazing diversity of habitats that range from snow capped mountain,vast wetlands,rich savannahs, montane rain forests, volcanoes, alphine zones to open fresh waters,all these habitats are important for bird's feeding,breeding, roasting and bird congregation.

Uganda has several forest reserves of which some are contiguous with the congo  basin rain forests therefore giving Uganda a number  of west and central African species that are not found anywhere else in East Africa. Other forest are in the specific areas  in the Albertine Rift Area(ARE) with confirmed 38 Albertine Rift Endemics of which 26 species are residents in Bwindi Impenetrable park and Mgahiga National Park 

The country is richly covered with 30'000 square kilometers of wetlands that hold 210 species of which some are swamp specialities,rare,and endemic. Wetland species in Uganda that are of high interest:- Shoebill stork,White winged warbler,Papyrus canary,Papyrus yellow warbler Papyrus gonlek and Fox weaver Uganda's only endemic species. etc

    Uganda's Important Bird Areas

 34 Important Bird Areas have been indentified and if effectively conserved they would protect over 90% of bird species and 87% plants & animals. IBA’s contain 87% of Uganda’s biodiversity indicating that the IBA’S are key biodiversity area(KBA’S )

VB- Lake Victoria Basin
KR- Karamoja Region
NW- North Western Region
KY- Kyoga region

SW – South Western region

 

 

  NAMES

 

                REGIONS

 

 

NO

 

  SW

 VB

KR

NW

KY        

     1

Kibimba  Wetland (Newest )

 

*

 

 

 

     2

Mabira Forest reserve

 

*

 

 

 

     3

Lutembe  Bay

 

*

 

 

 

     4

Mabamba Wetland bay

 

*

 

 

 

     5

Nabugabo wetland

 

*

 

 

 

     6

Nabajjuzi wetland

 

*

 

 

 

     7

Sango bay

 

*

 

 

 

     8

Musambwa Island

 

*

 

 

 

     9

 Lutoboka point(Ssesse )

 

*

 

 

 

   10

Lake Mburo park

 

*

 

 

 

   11

Semliki  National Park

*

 

 

 

 

   12

Semliki Reserve

*

 

 

 

 

   13

Kibale National Park

*

 

 

 

 

   14

Rwenzori National Park

*

 

 

 

 

   15

Queen Elizabeth Park

*

 

 

 

 

   16

Kyambura Wildlife reserve

*

 

 

 

 

   17

Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest res

*

 

 

 

 

   18

Bwindi impenetrable forest

*

 

 

 

 

   19

Nyimiriro Swamp

*

 

 

 

 

   20

Echuya Forest reserve

*

 

 

 

 

   21

Mgahinga  National Park

*

 

 

 

 

   22

Bugoma forest Reserve

 

 

 

*

 

   23

Budongo Reserve

 

 

 

*

 

   24

Murchisonfalls National Park

 

 

 

*

 

   25

Ajai Wildlife reserve

 

 

 

*

 

   26

Mt Kei Forest Reserve

 

 

 

*

 

   27

 Mt Otzi Forest Reserve

 

 

 

*

 

   28

Doho Rice Scheme

 

 

 

 

*

   29

Lake  Nakuwa

 

 

 

 

*

   30

Lake Bisinia

 

 

 

 

*

   31

Lake Opeta

 

 

 

 

*

   32

Mt Elgon National Park

 

 

 

 

*

   33

Mt Moroto Forest reserve

 

 

*

 

 

   34

Kidepo National Park

 

 

*