IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 2003-2007 2 individuals A3
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii LC breeding 2003-2007 5 individuals A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2003-2007 1-4 individuals A1
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC resident 2003-2007 1-5 individuals A3
Great Tit Parus major LC resident 2003-2007 8 individuals A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2003-2007 4 individuals A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 not assessed favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Caprimulgus aegyptius Egyptian Nightjar 10 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Chlamydotis macqueenii Asian Houbara 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Charadrius leschenaultii Greater Sandplover 50 50 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Haliaeetus leucoryphus Pallas's Fish-eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Dendrocopos leucopterus White-winged Woodpecker 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 4 4 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Corvus ruficollis Brown-necked Raven 6 6 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Hippolais languida Upcher's Warbler 20 20 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Scotocerca inquieta Streaked Scrub-warbler 10 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Oenanthe finschii Finsch's Wheatear 10 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
not utilised -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uzboy. Downloaded from on 22/06/2021.