This study is a work of memory that we
conducted with a view to obtaining a bachelor's degree
in science at the Official University of Bukavu. This
study was carried out at Lake Kivu in the Ishungu basin
on Ibindja Island and at Birava, during a period from
March 19 to July 28, 2010. The inventory of birds was
carried out at seven sites, including five in Ibindja and
two other sites in Birava. Data collection was done by
Japanese net capture, observation with a pair of
binoculars and with the naked eye and by counting.
Birds captured and / or observed were identified using
the bird identification guides of Zimmerman, D.A., and
al (1999) and Sinclair, I., (2003).
This work made possible to inventory several
individuals of birds grouped into 6 orders, 12 families,
23 genuses and 32 species of birds. The abundant
species are: Ceryle rudis, Phalacrocorax carbo and
Phalacrocorax africanus with respectively 30.72%;
25.41% and 15.47%. The Passeriformes order
represents only half of the inventoried families, or 50%.
The Ardeidae and Ploceidae families represent a large
number of genuses, 26.08% and 21.73% respectively.
The genus Ploceus alone contains 12% of the identified
species. The highest number of species was observed in
June and the lowest in July, which was also the last
month spent in the field. The similarity quotient in bird
species between these two environments (Ibindja and
Birava) is 72%. Among the seven sampling sites chosen,
the Bwalimu site is more diversified (H = 2.257), but the
Chabatalima site is more rich in species with 21.
Recommendations and suggestions are given for
the sustainable protection not only of aquatic birds but
also of the environments in which they live.