OM017
Masirah island


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax NT non-breeding 1970-1992 11 individuals A4ii, B1ii, B2
Persian Shearwater Puffinus persicus LC non-breeding 1970-1992 105-1,000 individuals B1ii, B2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 1970-1992 50 individuals B2
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC winter 1989-1992 316-424 individuals B1i
Haematopus ostralegus NR winter 1989-1992 1,204-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 1989-1992 338-505 individuals B1i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC passage 1970-1992 1,600 individuals A4i, B1i
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus LC winter 1989-1992 3,408-6,443 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii LC passage 1970-1992 5,250 individuals A4i, B1i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC winter 1989-1992 169-327 individuals B1i
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC winter 1989-1992 200-278 individuals A4i, B1i
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC passage 1970-1992 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1989-1992 487-620 individuals B1i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1989-1992 1,935-2,442 individuals A4i, B1i
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter 1989-1992 498-629 individuals B1i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 1970-1992 2,000 individuals B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC resident 1992 85 breeding pairs B3
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC winter 1989-1992 546-2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1989-1992 825-1,730 individuals A4i, B1i
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii LC resident 1992 5,200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter 1989-1992 2,454-3,708 individuals A4i, B1i
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus LC breeding 1992 15,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC passage 1970-1992 600 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi LC resident 1992 200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC winter 1989-1992 84-170 individuals A4i, B1i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1970-1992 100 individuals B1i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 1992 160 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa LC breeding 1992 1,200 breeding pairs B3
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa LC passage 1970-1992 70,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1970-1992 4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii LC breeding 1992 300 breeding pairs B1i
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii LC winter 1989-1992 830-1,720 individuals B1i
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 1970-1992 9-22 individuals B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1992 20,000-49,999 breeding pairs A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1970-1992 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii

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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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Marine Neritic -
Coastline -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Masirah island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2022.