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Location Djibouti, Tadjoura
Central coordinates 42o 20.00' East  12o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 229 - 240m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Djibouti Nature (Affiliate)

Site description The site comprises a large alluvial plain in the north-west of the country, subject to periodic inundation, with some surface water remaining throughout the year. Dense Acacia shrub and steppe-grassland occurs along the northern edge of the site, which is extensively grazed.

Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 2 for key species. Counts made in December 1998 also revealed 700 Calidris minuta, 650 Himantopus himantopus and 286 Recurvirostra avosetta.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs resident  1999  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis winter  1998  1,300 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-breasted Barbet Trachyphonus margaritatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   25%
Rocky areas   43%
Grassland   22%
Desert   8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dôda. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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