MA032
Merzouga/Tamezguidat


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter - 600-2,000 individuals A4i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter - 300-400 individuals A1, A4i
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 1999 present A3
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii LC resident 1999 present A3
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 1999 present A3
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 1999 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 1999 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1999 present A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 1999 present A3
Fulvous Babbler Argya fulva LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1999 present A3
Oenanthe lugens NR resident 1999 present A3
Passer simplex NR resident 1999 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1999 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Merzouga/Tamezguidat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/12/2019.