Jerusalem wilderness

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1999

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 1991 present B3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1991 350 individuals A4i, B1i
Desert Tawny Owl Strix hadorami LC resident 1991 2 breeding pairs B3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1991 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1991 2-4 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC passage 1991 5,000-10,000 individuals B2
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC breeding 1991 1 breeding pairs B2
Arabian Babbler Argya squamiceps LC resident 1991 present B3
Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii LC resident 1991 200 breeding pairs B3
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991 5,000-10,000 individuals B1iv

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.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jerusalem wilderness. Downloaded from on 03/10/2022.