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Location Tunisia, Medenine
Central coordinates 10o 48.00' East  33o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 50,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"

Site description Boughrara is a large inlet of the sea, between the island of Djerba and the mainland in the southern part of the Gulf of Gabès. It is subject to tidal movement and has extensive tidal mudflats. The vegetation of the surrounding coastline is mainly halophytic.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus winter  3,000-5,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia winter  200-600 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba winter  100-300 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  2,500-5,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus winter  1,000-2,000 individuals  A4i  Not Recognised 
Little Stint Calidris minuta winter  1,500-4,500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Larus michahellis winter  1,000-5,000 individuals  A4i  Not Recognised 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei winter  4,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Azafzaf (1999a), Daly Yahia (1993), Kefi (1993), Meininger (1998), van Dijk et al. (1986).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boughrara. Downloaded from on 02/10/2014

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