IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2019 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
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC non-breeding 2014-2017 591-1,695 individuals B3a
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2014-2017 20-38 individuals B1a
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2014-2017 28-41 individuals B1a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2017 174-517 individuals B1a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 28-52 individuals B1a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 30 individuals B1a
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC non-breeding 2014-2017 1,492-1,853 individuals B3a
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 2,586-3,821 individuals B3a
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC non-breeding 2014-2017 303 individuals B3a

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2019).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2001 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset -

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Réserve Naturelle Communautaire de Palmarin Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 10,430 protected area overlaps with site 0
Joal Marine Protected Area 17,362 protected area overlaps with site 0
Forêt classée de Samba Dia UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 756 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Delta du Saloum UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 180,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta du Saloum Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 73,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Joal-Fadiouth. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.