Aftout es Sâheli

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

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 2014-2017 10,060-15,442 individuals B3a
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 2014-2017 15,183-21,005 individuals B3a
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 20,311-37,863 individuals A4, B3a
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding 2014-2017 6,552-12,000 individuals B1a, B3a
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 2014-2017 722-1,202 individuals A4, B3a
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 2014-2017 1,055-2,378 individuals B3a
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 2014-2017 664-749 individuals B3a
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius LC non-breeding 2014-2017 152-330 individuals B3a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2017 55-129 individuals B1a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 304-602 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 246-515 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2017 212-277 individuals B1a
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC non-breeding 2014-2017 309-696 individuals B3a
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 2014-2017 221-461 individuals B3a
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 2014-2017 420-1,269 individuals B3a
Sahelian Woodpecker Dendropicos elachus LC resident 2001 present A3
Cricket Warbler Spiloptila clamans LC resident 2001 present A3
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe LC resident 2001 present A3
Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus LC resident 2001 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2014-2017 61,023-83,143 individuals B3b

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 not assessed not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Delta du Fleuve Sénégal (Mauritania) UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Desert -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Le site n'est pas protégé alors que c'est le seul site de nidification des Flamants nains en Afrique de l'Ouest donc sa vaut le coup vraiment de protéger cette zone. 

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aftout es Sâheli. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.