MG009
Ambavanankarana wetland


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1999 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
Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC non-breeding 1999 900 individuals A4i
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC non-breeding 1999 236 individuals A4i
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis LC non-breeding 1999 350 individuals A4i
Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides CR resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Sickle-billed Vanga Falculea palliata 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 (1999).


Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
other -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ambavanankarana wetland. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ambavanankarana-wetland-iba-madagascar on 27/02/2024.