The site was identified as important in 2001 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|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||LC||winter||1991||760 individuals||A4i|
|Common Crane Grus grus||LC||winter||1995||2,500 individuals||A4i|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Dayet El Ferd||Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance||3,323||is identical to site||3,323|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dayet El Ferd. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/dayet-el-ferd-iba-algeria on 01/10/2023.