El Qasr desert

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1999 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey LC resident 1998 present A3
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti VU resident 1998 present A3
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta LC resident 1998 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1999).

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: El Qasr desert. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.