|Location||Cape Verde, Santiago|
|Central coordinates||23o 32.00' West 15o 8.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 15m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site comprises two lagoons and the surrounding area, situated south of the town of Pedra Badejo on Santiago, in an intensively cultivated area. Banana, sugar-cane, manioc and various vegetables are grown; there are also extensive stands of coconut-palm. The brackish lagoons, which hold water all year-round, lie at the mouth of three major watercourses (Ribeira dos Picos, Ribeira Montanha and Ribeira Seca), which are dry most of the year but may swell to violent torrents during the rains. Large quantities of mud and debris are then deposited in the lagoons and surrounding areas, attracting many waders and herons.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Cape Verde Warbler Acrocephalus brevipennis||resident||1996||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Hazevoet (1992a, 1993, 1995).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pedra Badejo lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2013
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