Ashtum el-Gamil is a protected area at the eastern end of the sandbar
that separates Lake Manzala from the Mediterranean. The Egyptian
government declared it to be a protected area to protect gravid fish
and fry as they pass in and out of the lake. Lake Manzala is Egypt's
most important wetland for wintering water birds and hosts almost a
quarter of a million birds annually, including vast concentrations of
Little Gull, Larus minuta, and Whiskered Tern,Chlidonias hybridus.
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