South-west Coast

Country/territory: Bahrain

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B3 (1994)
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Area: 1,600 ha

Bahrain Natural History Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high favourable negligible
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Site description
Long, sand beach on the south-west coast of the main island. An isolated area, relatively undisturbed by humans.

Key biodiversity
Important numbers of Sterna repressa breed along the mainland coast in several colonies.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: introduced Gazella spp. (some indigenous) are free-living in the desert inland.

Data-sheet compiled by T. Nightingale, reviewed by Dr K. Fakhro.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-west Coast. Downloaded from on 16/05/2022.