Quriyat - Daghmar

Country/territory: Oman

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (1994)
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Area: 1,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
A 12-km stretch of flat coastline from Quriyat south-east to Daghmar, bounded by rocky hills and backed by sabkha with sand-dunes. About five khawrs are scattered along the coarse-sand beach, of which the one on the north side of Quriyat is the largest and has the most extensive mangrove Avicennia. The khawr immediately to the south of Quriyat has the most extensive mudflats.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. Other breeding species include Vanellus indicus (5–10 pairs). A total of 181 species has been recorded.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Gazella gazella (V).

Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht; summary bird data supplied by Oman Bird Records Committee (per Jens Eriksen).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Quriyat - Daghmar. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.