IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC breeding 1986 12,500 breeding pairs A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1986 290 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1986 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kouakourou. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.