|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2013||high||not assessed||not assessed|
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Private farmland, formerly well irrigated, on sparsely vegetated desert plateau (altitude 235 m) at northern end of the Ad-Dibdibbah gravel plain which extends southwards into Saudi Arabia; well sheltered by 10 m high windbreaks of Tamarix, and annually planted with a variety of vegetable and grain crops. There is a small area of sparsely irrigated scrub/bushland.
See box for key species. An attractive area for migrants, relatively well watched; 168 species have been recorded.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
Data-sheet compiled by Prof. C. W. T. Pilcher.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Al-Abraq Al-Khabari. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.