|Central coordinates||1o 25.00' West 35o 19.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The Île Rachgoune is located 4 km off the coast of Algeria near the town of Béni-Saf, south-west of Oran and c.60 km south of Îles Habibas (site DZ030). There is no available information concerning habitats.
Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. A new colony of 60 pairs of Larus audouinii was discovered in 1993. In addition to nesting L. audouinii, there are also records of breeding L. cachinnans (300–350 pairs in 1978).
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii||breeding||1993||60 breeding pairs||good||A1||Near Threatened|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Île Rachgoune. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2015
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