Lake Abiad (Sudan)

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Crowned Crane Balearica pavonina VU non-breeding 1983 1,750-3,500 individuals A1, A4i
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus LC non-breeding 1983 25-50 individuals A4i
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC winter 1983 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1983 10,000-50,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Abiad (Sudan). Downloaded from on 14/07/2020.