Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves IBA

Area:73,143 acres (29,600 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A3
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Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:As (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: summer dry)
Land Use:View Land Use Data


Name IBA Criteria  Website 
Acryllium vulturinum (Vulturine Guineafowl)A3
Anthoscopus musculus (Mouse-colored Penduline Tit)A3
Anthreptes orientalis (Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird)A3
Bradornis microrhynchus (African Grey Flycatcher)A3
Calandrella somalica (Somali Short-toed Lark)A3
Calendulauda poecilosterna (Pink-breasted Lark)A3
Caprimulgus donaldsoni (Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar)A3
Caprimulgus fraenatus (Sombre Nightjar)A3
Chalcomitra hunteri (Hunter's sunbird)A3
Cinnyris habessinicus (Shining sunbird)A3
Cinnyris nectarinioides (Black-bellied Sunbird)A3
Cisticola cinereolus (Ashy Cisticola)A3
Cisticola nana (tiny cisticola)A3
Colius leucocephalus (White-headed Mousebird)A3
Corythaixoides leucogaster (White-bellied Go-away-bird)A3
Crithagra dorsostriata (White-bellied Canary)A3
Dinemellia dinemelli (White-headed Buffalo Weaver)A3
Dryoscopus pringlii (Pringle's Puffback)A3
Emberiza poliopleura (Somali Bunting)A3
Eremomela flavicrissalis (Yellow-vented Eremomela)A3
Estrilda charmosyna (Black-cheeked Waxbill)A3
Euplectes diadematus (Fire-fronted Bishop)A3
Francolinus leucoscepus (Yellow-necked Francolin)A3
Lamprotornis fischeri (Fischer's Starling)A3
Lamprotornis hildebrandti (Hildebrandt's Starling)A3
Lamprotornis regius (Golden-breasted starling)A3
Lanius cabanisi (Long-tailed Fiscal)A3
Lanius dorsalis (Taita Fiscal)A3
Melierax poliopterus (Eastern Chanting Goshawk)A3
Merops revoilii (Somali Bee-eater)A3
Mirafra hypermetra (Red-winged Lark)A3
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling) 
Odontospiza caniceps (Grey-headed Silverbill)A3
Oenanthe scotocerca (Brown-tailed Rock Chat)A3
Onychognathus salvadorii (Bristle-crowned Starling)A3
Parus thruppi (Acacia Tit)A3
Plocepasser donaldsoni (Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver)A3
Ploceus bojeri (Golden Palm Weaver)A3
Poicephalus rufiventris (Red-bellied Parrot)A3
Prinia somalica (Pale Prinia)A3
Pseudonigrita cabanisi (Black-capped Social Weaver)A3
Pterocles decoratus (Black-faced Sandgrouse)A3
Rhinopomastus minor (Abyssinian Scimitarbill)A3
Speculipastor bicolor (Magpie Starling)A3
Sylvia boehmi (Banded Warbler)A3
Sylvietta isabellina (Somali Crombec)A3
Tchagra jamesi (Three-streaked Tchagra)A3
Telophorus cruentus (Rosy-patched Bushshrike)A3
Tmetothylacus tenellus (Golden Pipit)A3
Tockus deckeni (Von der Decken's Hornbill)A3
Tockus flavirostris (Northern Yellow-billed Hornbill)A3
Trachyphonus darnaudii (D'Arnaud's Barbet)A3
Trachyphonus erythrocephalus (Red-and-yellow Barbet)A3
Tricholaema melanocephala (Black-throated Barbet)A3
Turdus tephronotus (African Bare-eyed Thrush)A3
Uraeginthus cyanocephalus (Blue-capped Cordon-bleu)A3
Uraeginthus ianthinogaster (Purple Grenadier)A3
Vidua fischeri (Straw-tailed Whydah)A3
Vidua hypocherina (Steel-blue Whydah)A3
Zosterops abyssinicus (Abyssinian White-eye)A3

Important Bird Area provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263