Site description (1994 baseline)
An island off Hino, c.7 km south-east of Marbat, lying within the zone of strong upwelling during the summer monsoon.
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.
Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Jazirat Hino. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/jazirat-hino-iba-oman on 28/11/2023.