Hawtat Bani Tamim

Country/territory: Saudi Arabia

IBA Criteria met: B3 (1994)
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Area: 236,900 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 low not assessed medium
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Site description
A massive, isolated hill on the Tuwayq escarpment, in desert 200 km south of Riyadh.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. The avifauna is representative of that of the Tuwayq escarpment. Other known or possible breeders include Circaetus gallicus, Bubo ascalaphus, Oenanthe leucopyga and Corvus rhipidurus.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Canis lupus (V) and Capra nubiana (I), as well as reintroduced Gazella gazella (V).

Data-sheet compiled by P. Symens.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hawtat Bani Tamim. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.