El Qa plain

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
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1998 present A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1998 uncommon A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1998 uncommon A1
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1998 200,000 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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

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