Khawr ad Dahariz

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1993 16 individuals B1i, B2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC passage 1993 2 individuals B2
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis VU non-breeding 1993 2,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii LC non-breeding 1993 1,300 individuals A4i, B1i, B3
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC non-breeding 1993 30 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii LC passage 1993 600 individuals B1i
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 1993 present B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Khawr Al Baleed Reserve 100 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khawr ad Dahariz. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.