WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS AND BIRD DIVERSITY IN OUED CHAREF DAM, (SOUK AHRAS, NORTHEASTERN ALGERIA)
The present study deals with the interactions between Water quality parameters and water bird numbers of wetland in Souk Ahras province, North-east of Algeria. Direct count method detected a total of 15 bird species belonging to 9 families of which 10 species were passage visitor, 4 winter visitors and one species migrand breeder. Species richness ranged from 5(summer) to 10 species (winter). Our results showed that: White Stork, Fulica atra, Yellow legged gull, Phalacro coraw, Podiceps cristatus, Aredea cinerea, Melanitta nigra, Anas crecca, Gavia arctica are influenced by abiotic factors which favor their presence.