OM031
Jazirat Hino


Country/territory: Oman

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1ii, B2, B3 (1994)
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Area: 50 ha

Protection status:


Site description
An island off Hino, c.7 km south-east of Marbat, lying within the zone of strong upwelling during the summer monsoon.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. There is a report of large numbers of terns nesting on the island. Notable numbers of feeding and/or moving seabirds occur offshore, e.g. Puffinus persicus (see box).

Non-bird biodiversity: Unusual beds of kelp Ecklonia radiata with abalones Haliotis mariae and the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus occur offshore.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jazirat Hino. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2019.