|Central coordinates||5o 44.00' East 35o 58.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site lies about 30 km south-east of the town of Sétif (south-west of Constantine) in the depression between the Petite Kabylie mountains to the north and the Monts du Hodna to the south. It consists of a shallow pan with a clay and silt bottom and some open water. Most of the sebkhets dry out between June and October, although the more easterly ones can retain water for up to two years. There is a fringe of Salicornia sp. along the western shore, some Juncus sp. and a substantial marshy area, including saltmarsh, to the north-east where a freshwater stream flows into the basin in winter. The basin is surrounded by arable farmland and there is some hunting.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna||winter||1993||5,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||1992||3,300 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Bellamy et al. (1990), Chown and Linsley (1994), Gretton (1991), Heredia et al. (1996).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sebkhet Baker. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014
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