Wadi Hajar

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi LC resident 1993 present A3, B3
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii LC resident 1993 present A3
Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicus LC resident 1993 5 breeding pairs B2
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus LC resident 1993 present B2
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 1993 - A3
Arabian Warbler Curruca leucomelaena LC resident 1993 present A3, B3
Blackstart Oenanthe melanura LC resident 1993 present A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 medium not assessed negligible
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Introduced vegetation -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wadi Hajar. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.