Mehboob Shah Lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT winter 2004 present A1
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 2004 present A4i
Anas crecca NR non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC resident 2004 present A4i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN resident 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mehboob Shah Lake. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.