|Central coordinates||31o 52.00' East 1o 40.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The Bumbire islands are located 15 km off the western shore of Lake Victoria. They extend 28 km from north to south, beginning some 20 km south of Bukoba. The main island, Bumbire, lies between the smaller islands of Nyabura to the north and Iroba to the south; there are also numerous tiny islets. Bumbire is permanently inhabited, mainly by fishermen. Bumbire rises 120 m above the lake and still contains areas of large trees.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||breeding||1995||18,880 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Red-chested Sunbird Nectarinia erythrocerca||resident||2000||-||-||Least Concern|
|Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops||resident||2000||-||-||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||breeding||1995||-||unknown||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Baker (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Victoria: Bumbire Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/03/2014
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