OM009
Fahl Island


Country/territory: Oman

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

Protection status:


Site description
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.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fahl Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.