Shidahah, Socotra

Country/territory: Yemen

IBA Criteria met: A2, B3 (1994)
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Area: 2,200 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 low not assessed negligible
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Site description
Open, stony, limestone foothills (50-100 m) in northern Socotra.

Key biodiversity
See table for key species. There are also good populations of Anthus similis sokotrae, Lanius excubitor uncinatus and Onychognathus blythii.

Non-bird biodiversity: Reptiles: Pristurus socotranus, Mabuya socotranus, Coluber socotrae.

Data-sheet compiled by Francine Stone, assisted by Dr A. Miller and Dr M. Morris.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shidahah, Socotra. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.