IBA criteria met: B2 (1994)
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Area: 130 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2013||high||not assessed||not assessed|
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Site description (baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Al-Abraq Al-Khabari. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/8206 on 09/06/2023.