|Central coordinates||16o 49.00' West 14o 8.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 40m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site lies just west and south of the town of Joal-Fadiouth and incorporates a length (c.5 km) of sandy coastline and a fairly large estuary with mangroves, mudbanks and small islands. The estuary consists of expanses of mud and mangroves intersected by creeks, which become at least partially inundated at high tide. At low tide, the mudbanks are important feeding areas, especially for waders. Inland, the eastern end of the estuary includes areas of dryer land and salt steppe that are not inundated. The site lies about 10 km south of the southern boundary of La Petite Côte (site SN011) and just north (c.4 km) of the northern boundary of Delta du Saloum (SN013).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres||winter||1998||488 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii||winter||1991||350 individuals||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Slender-billed Gull Larus genei||winter||1998||924 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia||winter||1997||435 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus||winter||1998||825 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Forêt classée de Samba Dia||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||756||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||60%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References del Nevo et al. (1994), Peeters et al. (1998), Schepers et al. (1998).
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