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Al-Zorah Protected Area is among the top 5-6 most important natural wetlands in the northern Emirates. It supports a diversity of natural wetland habitats such as sand beaches, sabkha, intertidal mudflats, lagoons, creeks and mangrove forests, with the latter occupying about 50% of the Protected Area.
The site supports a total of 87 species including the globally vulnerable greater spotted eagle (Aquila clanga) and Socotra cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis). The waterbirds that use Al-Zorah during their annual migration include the broad-billed sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) during passage and the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) in winter.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Al Zorah (Khor Ajman). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/01/2023.