Fahl Island

Country/territory: Oman

IBA criteria met: B2 (1994)
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Area: 600 ha

Site description (1994 baseline)
A rocky island, 77 m high, near Muscat. There is a navigation beacon on top.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. An important site for breeding Falco concolor; other breeding species include Phaethon aethereus (8 pairs).

Non-bird biodiversity: The sea between the island and the mainland has a particularly high coral diversity and is included within the site's area. Mammals: unidentified baleen whales Balaenoptera are occasionally seen feeding around the island.

Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fahl Island. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.