IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 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
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1999 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1999 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC resident 1999 present A3
Fulvous Babbler Argya fulva LC resident 1999 present A3
Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1999 present A3
Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 1999 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1999 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Nefhusa Protected Area 20,000 is identical to site 20,000
Bier Ayyad Nature Reserve 2,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -

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