Jebel Al-Ras - Wadi Al-Makhrour

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1999 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1998 present B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1999).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Plantations, Urban areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Jebel Al-Ras - Wadi Al-Makhrour. Downloaded from on 05/10/2023.