|Central coordinates||3o 58.00' West 15o 8.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Garganey Spatula querquedula||winter||1977||150,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis||breeding||1986||15,500 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Great White Egret Ardea alba||breeding||1986||800 breeding pairs||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa||winter||1977||30,000 individuals||-||A4i||Near Threatened|
|Ruff Calidris pugnax||winter||1978||31,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||breeding||1986||20,000-49,999 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1977-1978||100,000-499,999 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||85%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
References Skinner et al. (1987).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Timisobo - Képagou. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2014
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