Mangue Seco

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2021 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
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC non-breeding 2011 10,000 individuals A4, B3a
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 2011 10,000 individuals B3a
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2011 20,000 individuals B3b

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2021).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Área De Proteção Ambiental Plataforma Continental Do Litoral Norte Área de Proteção Ambiental 352,767 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mangue Seco. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.