Sangachal Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1996-2004 1-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC passage 1996-2004 50-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1996-2004 1,000-24,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC passage 1996-2004 20-1,804 individuals B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC passage 1996-2004 50-30,000 individuals B1i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1996 200-300 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 1996-2004 500-1,000 individuals B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1996-2004 50,000-63,604 individuals A4iii

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.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Desert Semidesert -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sangachal Bay. Downloaded from on 23/09/2020.