Sahil settlement - Shelf factory

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 1996-2004 650-15,218 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1996-2004 1,500-8,000 individuals B1i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1996-2004 1,000-31,850 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1996-2004 7,000-40,485 individuals A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1996-2004 70 individuals A1, A4i, B1i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
info avialable at AOS 2004
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Standing freshwater -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sahil settlement - Shelf factory. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.