Ba Al Ghaylam

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: B2a, B3a (2017)
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Area: 680 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low favourable negligible
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Site description
Extensive inter-tidal mudflats near Abu Dhabi city that is under private ownership and has restricted entry.

Key biodiversity
This site has regularly recorded Great Knot and it also has significant numbers of waterbirds like Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Slender-billed Gull, Kentish Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Western reef Egret, Eurasian Curlew and Eurasian Oystercatcher.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ba Al Ghaylam. Downloaded from on 06/08/2020.