Timisobo - Képagou

Country/territory: Mali

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii (2001)
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Area: 8,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
This site is located in the north-eastern part of the Inner Delta of the Niger, some 25 km north-west of the town of Kona and 20 km south-east of Lac Débo (site ML009). The site includes two areas of Acacia woodland, approximately 4 km apart, which support mixed heron and cormorant breeding colonies. The IBA is defined as a circle with a diameter of 10 km, centred on the middle of the woodland area. The area surrounding the woods is composed of seasonally inundated agricultural land, permanently and semi-permanently flooded depressions and areas of mixed grasses.

Key biodiversity
See Box for key species. In 1985 more than 15,000 pairs of herons and cormorants of nine species were recorded breeding at Timisobo while in 1986 up to 20,000 pairs of herons and cormorants of 10 species were breeding at Képagou.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Timisobo - Képagou. Downloaded from on 30/10/2020.