Shuqaiq mangrove

Country/territory: Saudi Arabia

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (1994)
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Area: 200 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
An area of mangrove on the southern Red Sea shore, c.20 km north-west of the town of Shuqaiq (west of ad-Darb). A shallow bay with large intertidal mudflats, stands of mangrove Avicennia and offshore seagrass beds. There is a local fishery.

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. Other breeding species include Butorides striatus and Pandion haliaetus, and possibly Pelecanus rufescens (also winters: max. 35), Platalea leucorodia, Acrocephalus stentoreus and A. baeticatus.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Dugong dugon (V).

Data-sheet compiled by A. Stagg and P. Symens.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shuqaiq mangrove. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.