Sirakoroni - Tyènfala

Country/territory: Mali

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 18,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
The site lies between Bamako and Kulikoro and is named after the villages of Sirakoroni and Tyènfala which, respectively, lie to the north and south. The site is bounded by the Niger river between Koulikoroba and the dam east of Bamako, from where the boundary runs along the track towards Kolounikoro as far as the junction of two tributaries of the Dlan river, from there east to Sirakoroni and from Sirakoroni eastwards along the track to the junction with the track from Koulikoro to Banamba, then south along the track to Koulikoroba. The site includes an area of rocky hills dissected by steep-sided valleys through which temporary watercourses flow. The vegetation of the area is rough grass and stunted shrubs and bushes, interspersed by rocky outcrops.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 2 for key species.

Non-bird biodiversity: The endemic amphibian Schoutedenella milletihorsini (Arthroleptidae) has been recorded from close to this site and may well occur within it.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sirakoroni - Tyènfala. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.