Baie d'Ad Dakhla

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
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter - 826 individuals A4i
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 1999 present A3
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter - 2,030 individuals A4i
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter - 3,779 individuals A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC winter - 1,288 individuals A4i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter - 7,440 individuals A4i
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter - 8,400 individuals A4i
Sanderling Calidris alba LC winter - 2,808 individuals A4i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter - 22,000 individuals A4i
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU winter - 390 individuals A1, A4i
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter - 23,638 individuals A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC winter - 1,121 individuals A4i
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 1999 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 1999 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1999 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1999 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 50,000-99,999 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Baie d’Ad-Dakhla Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 40,000 protected area contains site 21,200


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Coastline Intertidal mud, sand & salt flats, Sea cliffs & rocky shores, Shallow marine waters -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baie d'Ad Dakhla. Downloaded from on 30/09/2022.