IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi LC resident 1993 present A3
Chlamydotis undulata NR winter 1993 present B2
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii LC breeding 1993 unknown A3
Cursorius cursor NR breeding 1993 present A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 1993 present B2
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC winter 1993 rare B2
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN winter 1993 uncommon B2
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC resident 1993 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 1993 present A3
Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey LC resident 1993 present A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 1993 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1993 present A3
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha LC resident 1993 present A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 1993 present A3
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti LC breeding 1993 unknown A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1993 present A3
Oenanthe lugens NR resident 1993 present A3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 1993 uncommon B3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1993 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)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Not assessed low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
hunting -
military -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burqu'. Downloaded from on 26/01/2020.