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Site description (1994 baseline)
Situated 20 km north-east of Al-Ghayda, these large coastal lagoons lie either side of the village of Abdullah Gharib.
An important feeding and roosting area for gulls and terns, and to a lesser extent waders. See table for key species; smaller numbers of other terns occur, notably Sterna caspia. This coast attracts very large numbers of migrant gulls Larus in autumn, with 30,000 (80% L. fuscus) counted along 50 km in November.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
Data-sheet compiled by Chris Bradshaw and R. F. Porter.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Abdullah Gharib lagoons. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/abdullah-gharib-lagoons-iba-yemen on 23/09/2023.