A scenic area close to Dili with numerous steep low hills covered in Eucalyptus alba savanna woodland. It includes a limited coastal embayment including extensive shallow mudflats and sea-grass beds, limited mangrove, rock platforms and beaches. Small stands of tropical dry forest are developing in gullies and on ridge tops. This area is part of a network of coastal wetlands that includes the Tibar, Tasitolu, Hera and Metinaro areas, which are characterised by extensive mudflat and mangrove habitats.
Nine restricted-range species have been recorded in this IBA; the Critically Endangered Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi has also occurred but only as a vagrant (Trainor 2004b).
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Areia Branca no Dolok Oan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2018.