Lake Ashenge

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1996 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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1995 30 individuals A1
Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii NT resident 1996 present A1
Wattled Ibis Bostrychia carunculata LC non-breeding 1996 133 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1996).


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Ashenge. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.