Gulf of Salwah IBA

Location:Saudi Arabia
Area:154,441 acres (62,500 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 
Egretta gularis (Western Reef-Heron)B1i
Larus cachinnans (Yellow-legged Gull)B1i
Onychoprion anaethetus (Bridled Tern)B1i
Phalacrocorax nigrogularis (Socotra cormorant)A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe)A4i, B1i
Podiceps nigricollis (Eared Grebe)A4i, B1i
Sterna repressa (White-cheeked Tern)A4i, B1i, B3
Thalasseus bengalensis (Lesser Crested Tern)A4i, 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