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)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kouakourou. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kouakourou-iba-mali on 28/09/2023.