Kalissaye Avifaunal Reserve

Country/territory: Senegal

IBA criteria met: B1a, B3a (2019)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here

Area: 16 ha

Nature - Communautés - Développement

Site summary
Kalissaye Avifaunal Reserve lies in the South-Western of Senegal, in the region of Ziguinchor, Commune of Kafountine. With an area of 16ha, the site is a home to about 73 bird species, more than 30 fish species and 75 plant species (FIBA, 2011). Other biodiversity include Dolphins, Manatees and Sea Turtles.
The site serves as source of various human survival services including fishes, oysters, arches, salt production, etc.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kalissaye Avifaunal Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.