Hormoz island

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris NT resident 1977 1 breeding pairs B3
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii LC passage 1977 510 individuals B3
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC breeding 1977 present B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hormoz island. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.