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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
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara resident  1999    Least Concern 
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 Egret Casmerodius albus winter  100-300 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  2,500-5,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus winter  1,000-2,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta winter  1,500-4,500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis breeding  common [units unknown]    Least Concern 
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis winter  1,000-5,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei winter  4,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes resident  1999    Least Concern 
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura resident  1999    Least Concern 
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti resident  1999    Least Concern 
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala passage  1999    Least Concern 
Fulvous Chatterer Turdoides fulva resident  1999    Least Concern 
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor resident  1999    Least Concern 
Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri resident  1999    Least Concern 
Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta resident  1999    Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  1999    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 16/04/2014

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