|Central coordinates||11o 46.00' West 28o 13.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 140m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site comprises the estuary and lower 4 km of a Saharan wadi, the Oued Amma Fatma, which cuts through the surrounding hamada plateau to form a steep-sided valley approximately 600–800 m wide. The wadi is partially blocked near its outlet by a road bridge and dyke which have resulted in the formation of a small freshwater basin and marsh. The banks of the estuary and the sheltered cove between the coastal cliffs are sandy. Vegetation consists of arid scrubland and some aquatic marsh.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii||winter||-||420 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International
References BCEOM-SECA (1995c), Qninba et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oued Chebeika. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014
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