Wadi al-Qarn - Burqush

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC non-breeding 1993 9-10 individuals B2
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC resident 1993 present A3
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 1993 unknown A3
Menetries's Warbler Curruca mystacea LC breeding 1993 unknown B3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 1993 frequent A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC breeding 1993 unknown A3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 1993 unknown A3
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus VU breeding 1993 frequent A1, A2

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)
2014 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wadi al-Qarn - Burqush. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.