MA046
Dakhla area


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
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 1999 present A3
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 1999 present A3
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter - 700 individuals A4i
Sanderling Calidris alba LC winter - 1,200 individuals A4i
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter - 6,000 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter - 2,800 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
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1999 present A3
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens LC resident 1999 present A3
Desert Sparrow Passer simplex LC resident 1999 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1999 present A3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dakhla National Park 1,888,889 is identical to site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
military -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dakhla area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022.