Lake Maga

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
White-faced Whistling-duck Dendrocygna viduata LC non-breeding 1987 56,000 individuals A4i
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis LC non-breeding 1987 22,000 individuals A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1987 16,000 individuals A4i
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea LC resident 2000 present A3
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs NT resident 2000 present A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter - common A1
Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher LC resident 2000 present A3
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe LC resident 2000 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1987 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Maga. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.