|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2013||low||not assessed||not assessed|
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A sandy sabkhah, some of which is flooded by exceptional tides, with salt-tolerant vegetation; associated intertidal mudflats are considered as part of site 005. Drainage water from a few nearby private chalets or an Entertainment Park flows across part of the site and supports 0.5 ha of Phragmites reedbed. The reserve is bisected by a public lane to the chalets, and within it there is also a major outlet for seawater coolant used by Doha power-stations. Previously the site was used at weekends for picnics and recreation.
See box for key species. The salt-tolerant vegetation provides a favoured roost site for waders, especially in winter and during migration seasons. Important January counts include Ardea cinerea (90), Recurvirostra avosetta (85) and Larus genei (900). About 70 species have been recorded; the site is not well-watched by local standards.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
Data-sheet compiled by Prof. C. W. T. Pilcher.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ad-Doha Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022.