Lake Manzala

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter - 12,021 individuals A4i
Corncrake Crex crex LC passage - present A1
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio LC breeding - 500 breeding pairs A4i
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding - 300 breeding pairs A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter - 528 individuals A4i
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter - 1,073 individuals A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter - 22,500 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter - 8,981 individuals A4i
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius LC winter - 35 individuals A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC winter - 4,323 individuals A4i
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding - 300 breeding pairs A4i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter - 3,247 individuals A4i
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC winter - 47,316 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter - 2,269 individuals A4i
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus NT winter - 358 individuals A4i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding - 1,500 breeding pairs A4i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC winter - 39,331 individuals A4i
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage - present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 100,000-499,999 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Manzala Nature Reserve 0 unknown 0
Ashtum El Gamel Multiple Use Management Area 18,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Manzala. Downloaded from on 17/01/2021.