Baquba wetlands

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC resident 1985 present B2
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT winter 1967-1968 115-180 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1967-1968 515-1,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1967-1973 3,357-8,650 individuals A4i, B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1967-1968 3,004-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1967-1973 2,070-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC winter 1979 571 individuals A4i, B1i, B2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC winter 1979 255 individuals B1i
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus LC breeding 1985 abundant B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1967-1973 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Baquba wetlands. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.