|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|For more information about IBA monitoring please click here|
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.
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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shuqaiq mangrove. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/02/2023.