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Flat, arid islands in the Arabian Gulf close to the Saudi Arabia and Qatar borders. The islands were formerly inhabited and cultivated.
See box for key species. A major breeding and wintering (roosting) site for Phalacrocorax nigrogularis. Seven pairs of Pandion haliaetus breed and c.30 birds are present in winter.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
Data-sheet compiled by Simon Aspinall.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ghagha Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/05/2022.