Ra's Fartak

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2013 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
Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala LC resident 1993 present B3
Persian Shearwater Puffinus persicus LC non-breeding 1993 common B1ii, B2
Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax NT non-breeding 1993 common A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii LC non-breeding 1993 common B3
Arabian Warbler Curruca leucomelaena LC resident 1993 present B3
Oenanthe lugens NR resident 1993 present B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2013).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed low negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset unknown

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Shrubland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ra's Fartak. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.