|Location||Burkina Faso, Comoé|
|Central coordinates||4o 43.00' West 10o 45.00' North|
|Altitude||350 - 680m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information 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.
Site description 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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Fox Kestrel Falco alopex||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Piapiac Ptilostomus afer||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapilla||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|White-cheeked Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes||resident||1998||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Beregadougou||Classified Forest||5,000||protected area contained by site||5,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||18%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Collection of dead wood, fruits, medicinal plants and bamboo, sap collection from palms.|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Management considerations Bérégadougou Classified Forest was gazetted in 1953 and the site generally remains in good condition. There has, however, been some illegal cultivation for at least 20 years. The classification status of the site permits certain uses by local communities, including the collection of dead wood, fruits, medicinal plants and bamboo, the grazing of livestock, the hunting of nuisance animals (Crocuta crocuta and Papio anubis), sap collection from Borassus palms and the cultivation of rice along inundated drainage lines.
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