Piste de Tagdilt

Country/territory: Morocco

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 13,000 ha

Groupe de Recherche pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc

Site description (2001 baseline)
The site consists of the track running south–east from Boumalne-du-Dadès to the village of Tagdilt, and the surrounding stony reg, cut by the beds of numerous small, temporary wadis. Vegetation consists of spiny xerophytic plants. Principal activities are livestock-rearing and ecotourism.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 2 for key species. The site is renowned for its diversity of lark species. A total of 41 bird species is known, of which 32 breed, including Chlamydotis undulata. The latter was once regularly observed, but has declined drastically due to over-hunting.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Piste de Tagdilt. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.