Country/territory: United Arab Emirates
IBA criteria met: A1, A4, B2a, B3a, B3b (2017)
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Area: 5,040 ha
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Site description (baseline)
The island of Sir Bo Na'air is 65 km offshore of the west coast of the UAE. The nearest location on the mainland is Jebel Ali. It is a 1340 ha, teardrop-shaped arid rocky island in the Arabian Gulf. Shallow reefs offshore hold a diversity of corals and associated marine species.
38 species have been recorded on the island (eBird). With the exception of Sooty Gulls, Bridled Terns, Socotra Cormorants and Willow Warblers, other species have been recorded in low numbers.
Data-sheet compiled by Brendan Whittington-Jones, John Pereira and Fatima Ahmed Hassan (EPAA).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sir Bu Na'air Island. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/46857 on 28/05/2023.