Barr al Hikman IBA

Location:Oman
Area:716,606 acres (290,000 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
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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
Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone)A4i, B1i
Calidris alba (Sanderling)A4i, B1i
Calidris alpina (Dunlin)A4i, B1i
Calidris ferruginea (Curlew Sandpiper)A4i, B1i
Calidris minuta (Little Stint)A4i, B1i
Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot)A4i, B1i
Charadrius alexandrinus (Snowy Plover)A4i, B1i
Charadrius leschenaultii (Greater Sand-Plover)B1i
Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sand-Plover)A4i, B1i
Chroicocephalus genei (Slender-billed Gull)A4i, B1i
Dromas ardeola (Crab-plover)A4i, B1i, B3
Egretta gularis (Western Reef-Heron)B1i
Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher)A4i, B1i
Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian Tern)A4i, B1i
Ichthyaetus hemprichii (Sooty Gull)B3
Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus (Great Black-headed Gull)A4i, B1i
Larus fuscus (Lesser Black-backed Gull)A4i, B1i
Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper)A4i, B1i
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)A4i, B1i
Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)A4i, B1i
Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel)A4i, B1i
Numenius tenuirostris (Slender-billed Curlew)A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Onychoprion anaethetus (Bridled Tern)B1i
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)A4i, B1i
Phalacrocorax nigrogularis (Socotra cormorant)A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover)A4i, B1i
Sterna dougallii (Roseate Tern)A4i, B2
Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)A4i, B1i
Sternula saundersi (Saunders's Tern)B3
Thalasseus bengalensis (Lesser Crested Tern)A4i, B1i
Thalasseus bergii (Swift Tern)B1i
Thalasseus sandvicensis (Sandwich Tern)A4i, B1i
Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank)B1i
Tringa totanus (Common Redshank)A4i, 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