|Central coordinates||10o 58.00' East 33o 42.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 3m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See Box for key species. See under Kneiss (site TN032) for the ornithological importance of the Gulf of Gabès; many of the species mentioned there occur at Bordj Kastil. It is an important site for wintering waterbirds including Platalea leucorodia, Larus cachinnans, Sterna caspia and numerous waders. Larus cachinnans, Sterna hirundo and S. albifrons breed.
Site description The site comprises a coastal lagoon and some islets on the eastern coast of the island of Djerba, in the southern part of the tidal Gulf of Gabès. The vegetation of site is a mixture of sand-loving species such as Ammophila arenaria, Eryngium maritimum and Euphorbia paralias and halophytes including Arthrocnemum, Salicornia and Atriplex species.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||-||500-3,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia||winter||-||150-500 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Management considerations The major threat would appear to be from disturbance by tourists who come to visit an historic monument, an old Turkish fortress, within the site.
References Azafzaf (1999a), Gaultier (1988a), Meininger (1998), Oueslati (1995).
Contribute Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.
Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bordj Kastil. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife