ER005
Massawa coast


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus LC resident 2000 present A3
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii LC resident 2000 present A3
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs NT resident 2000 present A3
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus LC non-breeding - 200 individuals A1, A4i
Yellow-breasted Barbet Trachyphonus margaritatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes LC resident 2000 present A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC resident 2000 present A3
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 2000 present A3
Fulvous Babbler Argya fulva LC resident 2000 present A3
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe LC resident 2000 present A3
Blackstart Oenanthe melanura LC resident 2000 present A3
Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus LC resident 2000 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Massawa coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2022.