Lac de Guiers

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 2014-2017 176-255 individuals B3a
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC non-breeding 2014-2017 33-42 individuals B3a
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2014-2017 137-292 individuals B1a
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus LC winter 1988 2,700 individuals A4i
River Prinia Prinia fluviatilis LC resident 1998 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Réserve Naturelle Communautaire de Tocc Tocc Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 273 protected area overlaps with site 0
Foret de Keur Momar Sarr Forest Reserve 65,456 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Grassland -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac de Guiers. Downloaded from on 03/12/2022.