Banc d'Arguin National Park
Fishing boats at Banc d'Arguin
Banc d'Arguin National Park is in Coastal Mauritania, south of Nouadhibou. It's inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Flora and fauna
The park is a breeding site for many different species of migratory birds, including flamingos, pelicans, terns and sandpipers. Millions of shorebirds from northern Europe stay here during the Northern Hemisphere winter.
Banc d'Arguin stretches along the Atlantic coast between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou.
Map of the park