The site was identified as important in 1999 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|
|Madagascar Fish-eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides||CR||resident||1997||2-3 breeding pairs||A1, A3|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1999).
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loza Bay wetlands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/loza-bay-wetlands-iba-madagascar on 26/09/2023.