Khouran Straits IBA

Location:Iran, Islamic Republic of
Area:247,105 acres (100,000 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Website:View website
Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:BWh (Climate: arid; Precipitation: desert; Temperature: hot arid)
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Species

Name IBA Criteria  Website 
Ardea alba (Great Egret)B1i
Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron)B1i
Ardea goliath (Goliath Heron)A4i, B1i, B2
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Common Black-headed Gull)A4i, B1i
Dromas ardeola (Crab-plover)B3
Egretta gularis (Western Reef-Heron)B1i
Esacus recurvirostris (Great Stone-curlew)B3
Gelochelidon nilotica (Gull-billed Tern)A4i, B1i
Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher)B1i
Larus cachinnans (Yellow-legged Gull)B1i
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)A4i, B1i
Neophron percnopterus (Egyptian Vulture)B2
Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)A4i, B1i
Pelecanus crispus (Dalmatian Pelican)A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill)B1i
Tringa totanus (Common Redshank)B1i
Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper)B1i

Important Bird Area provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2010
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263