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Location Niger, Tillabéri
Central coordinates 1o 29.00' East  14o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 8 ha
Altitude 200 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Site description The Tillabéri roost occupies a Eucalyptus woodlot in an area of irrigated rice on the flood-plain of the Niger river near Daikaina, just east of Tillabéri. The woodlot is managed by the irrigation authority, ONAHA (Office National des Aménagements Hydro-Agricoles). Some of the trees were felled in early 1997 and, as a result, the birds temporarily moved to a wooded area 1.0–1.5 km to the south. More recently, however, the birds have moved back to the woodlot.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus winter  1995  2,838 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tillabéri roost. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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