SY023
Mount Hermon


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
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 1993 present A3
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC resident 1993 present A3
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 1991 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC resident 1993 present A3
Spectacled Warbler Curruca conspicillata LC resident 1993 present A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1993 present A3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 1991 present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1993 present A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC breeding 1991 1-4 breeding pairs A3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 1991 10-30 breeding pairs A3
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus VU breeding 1991 50-70 breeding pairs A1, A2, A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC resident 1991 15-20 breeding pairs B3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 1993 present A3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 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)
2014 high not assessed low
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
Grassland -
Shrubland Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
military -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


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