Lake Abiad

Country/territory: Sudan

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii (2001)
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Area: 500,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Lake Abiad is a large permanent waterbody surrounded by open wooded savanna, located south of the town of Kadugli and south-west of the Nuba mountains.

Key biodiversity
See Box for key species. In addition, seven species characteristic of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome (A04) have been recorded from the area surrounding the lake; see Table 2.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Abiad. Downloaded from on 09/07/2020.