Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

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 1993 common A3, B3
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus LC resident 1993 present A3
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii LC resident 1993 present A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN passage 1993 present A1
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1993 uncommon B2
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC resident 1993 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 1993 present A3
Black-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix nigriceps LC resident 1993 present A3
Arabian Lark Eremalauda eremodites LC resident 1993 present A3
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 1993 present A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 1993 present A3
Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca LC winter 1993 abundant B3
Arabian Warbler Curruca leucomelaena LC resident 1993 frequent A3, B3
Menetries's Warbler Curruca mystacea LC winter 1993 frequent B3
Arabian Babbler Argya squamiceps LC resident 1993 frequent A3
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha LC resident 1993 uncommon A3, B3
Blackstart Oenanthe melanura LC resident 1993 present A3
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga LC resident 1993 present A3
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia LC winter 1993 uncommon B3
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus LC passage 1993 uncommon B3
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 1993 present A3
Striolated Bunting Emberiza striolata LC resident 1993 present A3

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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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 low not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Savanna -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.