Country/territory: Iran, Islamic Republic of
IBA criteria met: B1i, B3 (1994)
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Area: 9,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
Long sandy beaches, tidal creeks and mudflats, between Pozam and Maytab in southern Iranian Baluchistan, 150 km west of Chahbahar. Land ownership is public.
See box for key species. An important wintering area for Pelecanus crispus, shorebirds and gulls, including Larus ichthyaetus and Larus cachinnans/L. argentatus. Other common winter visitors are Phoenicopterus ruber and Pandion haliaetus. Egretta gularis is a common resident and may breed in the area.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pozam - Maytab coast. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/8165 on 28/05/2023.