Patoku lagoon

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1996 87-1,034 individuals A4i, B1i
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 1992 5 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Patok-Fushe-Kuqe Rezerve Natyrore e Menaxhuar 5,001 protected area overlaps with site 1,211
Kune-Vain-Tale Rezerve Natyrore e Menaxhuar 4,393 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ishulli i Cabakut Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
forestry -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Patoku lagoon. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.