Al-Abraq Al-Khabari

Country/territory: Kuwait

IBA Criteria met: B2 (1994)
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Area: 130 ha

Protection status:

Kuwait Environment Protection Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Al-Abraq Al-Khabari. Downloaded from on 19/09/2020.