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Location Morocco, Tanger
Central coordinates 6o 0.00' West  35o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 14,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Groupe de Recherche pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc (Affiliate)

Site description The site consists of the lower reaches of the Oued M’harhar and Oued Al Hachef, which join to form the 3-km-long estuarine river of the Oued Tahadart, the surrounding land and a sandy stretch of the coast between Tanger (Tangiers) and Asilah. Habitats include marshy basins, coastal mudflats, many small freshwater and brackish merjas and dayas, areas of rough pasture and some patches of cork-oak woodland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus winter  1,020 individuals  A4i  Not Recognised 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References BCEOM-SECA (1995c), Hellmich et al. (1999).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oued Tahadart. Downloaded from on 16/09/2014

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