Country/territory: Guinea

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 2,800 ha

Guinée Ecologie

Site description (2001 baseline)
Balandougou Forest Reserve is situated in the south-west of the Fouta Djalon, north-east of the town of Kindia and to the west of Mamou. It is drained by the headwaters of the Konkouré river and some of its tributaries. The habitat is savanna woodland and dry forest, with gallery forest along the watercourses.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. There have been no formal surveys of the reserve and data given here come from its vicinity. This is the only site in the country for which Coccycolius iris, a species with a narrow range in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire, is listed. In addition, 12 Guinea–Congo Forests biome species have been recorded (Table 3).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Balandougou. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.