SA001
Harrat al-Harrah


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
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi LC resident 1993 common A3, B3
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU resident 1993 50 nests A1, A3, B2
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU winter 1993 570 individuals A1
Desert Tawny Owl Strix hadorami LC resident 1993 uncommon A3, B3
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 1993 present A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 1993 uncommon B2
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN passage 1993 present B2
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
Arabian Lark Eremalauda eremodites LC resident 1993 present A3
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha LC resident 1993 present A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC winter 1993 common B3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 1993 uncommon B3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC passage 1993 frequent B3

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


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed low medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset unknown

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Not assessed medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Harrat al-Harrah محمية ذات طبيعة خاصة 1,377,500 protected area contains site 1,377,500

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Harrat al-Harrah. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/harrat-al-harrah-iba-saudi-arabia on 28/02/2024.