Jizan Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1990-1992 113-188 individuals A4i, B1i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 1990-1992 798-2,232 individuals A4i, B1i
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus LC winter 1990-1992 595-1,125 individuals B1i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC winter 1990-1992 335-546 individuals A4i, B1i
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR winter 1990 1 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1990-1992 205-364 individuals B1i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1990-1992 1,276-2,740 individuals A4i, B1i
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter 1990-1992 159-381 individuals B1i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 1990-1992 1,160-3,160 individuals B1i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1990-1992 706-1,647 individuals B1i
Crab-plover Dromas ardeola LC winter 1990-1992 424-480 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus LC winter 1992 18 individuals B2
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 1990-1992 133-294 individuals A4i, B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1992 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
Sea -
Coastline -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jizan Bay. Downloaded from on 15/08/2020.