Teeb Oasis and Zubaidaat

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 2009-2011 30 breeding pairs A3
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU winter 2009-2010 frequent A1
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor LC resident 2009-2011 2 breeding pairs A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 2009-2011 1 breeding pairs A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 2009-2010 1 breeding pairs A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 2009-2011 50 breeding pairs A3
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis LC resident 2009-2011 50 breeding pairs A3
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus LC breeding 2005-2011 100 breeding pairs A3
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC resident 2009-2010 present A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC resident 2009-2011 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 very high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Hot -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
energy production and mining -
urban/industrial/transport -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teeb Oasis and Zubaidaat. Downloaded from on 02/04/2023.