|Location||Ghana, Upper East|
|Central coordinates||0o 30.00' West 10o 32.00' North|
|Altitude||150 - 450m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See Box and Table 3 for key species. A total of 48 species were recorded during surveys.
Site description The reserve is located in the far north-east of the country and is bisected by the Walewale–Gambaga–Nalerigu road. The topography is hilly with a sharp escarpment running north-eastwards for several kilometres, to the village of Nakpanduri and extending eastwards to the border with Togo. The vegetation is a mixture of open Guinea Savanna woodland intergrading to Sudan Savanna, with trees reaching 10–12 m. The soil is generally sandy interspersed with large boulders.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae||breeding||2000||unknown [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Bush Petronia Petronia dentata||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Heuglin's Masked-weaver Ploceus heuglini||resident||2000||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Gambaga East||Forest Reserve||12,753||is identical to site||12,753|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Management considerations The reserve is heavily grazed by cattle and sheep.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gambaga Scarp (East) Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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