Daymaniyat Islands

Country/territory: Oman

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (1994)
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Area: 20,300 ha

Site description (baseline)
A group of 13 islands extending westward from Jazirat ad Dimaniyah (23°50'N 58°10'E) to Jazirat Jun (23°50'N 57°59'E), in the Gulf of Oman north-west of As Seeb, with surrounding coral reefs, shoals and rocky outcrops. The islands themselves have a total area of less than 100 ha.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. The second most important seabird breeding colonies in Oman after the Juzor al Halaaniyaat (site 024). Other breeding species include Phaethon aethereus (6–13 pairs; max. 32 birds offshore in July), Egretta gularis (6 pairs), Pandion haliaetus (min. 4 pairs), Sterna bergii (2+ pairs) and Anous stolidus (c.30 pairs; max. 200 birds offshore, May).

Non-bird biodiversity: Reptiles: sea-turtles Eretmochelys imbricata (E) and Chelonia mydas (E) nest on beaches.

Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht; summary bird data supplied by Oman Bird Records Committee (per Jens Eriksen).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Daymaniyat Islands. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.