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Location Morocco, Ouarzazate
Central coordinates 5o 55.00' West  31o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 13,000 ha
Altitude 1,450 - 1,690m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

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



Site description The site consists of the track running south–east from Boumalne-du-Dadès to the village of Tagdilt, and the surrounding stony reg, cut by the beds of numerous small, temporary wadis. Vegetation consists of spiny xerophytic plants. Principal activities are livestock-rearing and ecotourism.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Thick-billed Lark Rhamphocoris clotbey resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti resident  1999  present  A3  Near Threatened 
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Tristram's Warbler Sylvia deserticola resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Combridge and Snook (1997).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Piste de Tagdilt. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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