EG023
Gebel Elba


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii LC resident 1998 present A3
Desert Tawny Owl Strix hadorami LC resident 1998 present A3
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus LC resident 1998 present A3
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor VU breeding 1998 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 1998 present A3
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura LC resident 1998 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1998 present A3
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 1998 present A3
Fulvous Babbler Argya fulva LC resident 1998 present A3
Blackstart Oenanthe melanura LC resident 1998 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1998 present A3
Oenanthe lugens NR resident 1998 present A3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1998 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gebel Elba or Elba Natural Reserve 3,560,000 protected area contains site 500,000

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gebel Elba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019.