The site is some 110 km north-west of the town of El Golea, in the Sahara. It lies in the huge sand desert, the Erg Occidental. No further information is available.
See Box for key species. There is one record of 20 Aythya nyroca wintering on the site in 1994. Other wintering waterbirds, in addition to 1,500 Anas strepera, include 2,500 A. penelope, 3,780 A. clypeata, 2,500 Aythya ferina and 800 Vanellus vanellus.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Garaet Haouas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020.