Boussedra Marsh

Country/territory: Algeria

IBA criteria met: A1, A4, B1a, B3a (2023)
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Area: 55 ha

Site summary
Its unprotected fresh water body located in the province of Annaba in the extreme northeast of Algeria (360 50'45'N, 70 43'47' E).

Its a wintering quarter but is home to a diverse nesting population of up to 20 species, making it one of the most important breeding areas in Algeria.

A large  number of breeding species (20) have been recorded their, hence its outstanding role in conserving avian biodiversity. Species breedin in this wetland include the White-headed Duck, Marbled Teal (VU), Common Porchard (VU) and Ferrruginous Duck (NT).

The Forest conservation directorate of Annaba and El Tarf, as well as of the National Park of ElKala for having provided the annual waterbird census data carried out by their services.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Boussedra Marsh. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.