Gebel El Zeit

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus LC non-breeding 1998 common A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1992-1994 19 individuals A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1992-1994 4 individuals A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1998 uncommon A1
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1989-1998 250,000 individuals A4iv

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Red Sea Islands Developing Resources Protected Area 180,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gebel El Zeit. Downloaded from on 20/10/2020.