Situated in south-west Burkina, to the north of the town of Banfora, Bérégadougou hill covers approximately 15,000 ha, of which 5,000 ha is a forest reserve. The hill is actually a chain of hills and peaks formed of weathered sedimentary rocks that reach an altitude of 680 m, rising about 350 m above the valley of the Comoé to the east. The area is the source of several of the country’s largest rivers including the Comoé and the Mouhoun. Vegetation along the flanks of the hill is more or less dense, dominated by Combretum velutinum, Swartzia madagascariensis, Hymenocardia acida, Afrormosia (Pericopsis) laxiflora, Burkea africana, Combretum nigricans, Parinari curatellifolia, P. polyandra, Cassia sieberiana and Terminalia sp. Cola cordifolia is numerous and, in places, forms dense groves. Annual rainfall is between 1,000 and 1,100 mm.
See Box and Table 2 for key species. As yet the site is little studied; it is likely that more species of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome will be found to occur. There is a nesting colony of Ardea melanocephala and Egretta alba in the centre of the nearby village of Bérégadougou.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bérégadougou hill. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2019.