|Central coordinates||46o 54.00' East 32o 5.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information Georg and Vielliard (1968) visited eight of the 14 ponds in January 1968, and they were also visited in January 1979. Other notable winter visitors included Ciconia ciconia (110) and Calidris minuta (500).
Site description A group of 14 artificial ponds constructed for wildfowl hunting, in the basin of the former Haur Al Haushiya, on the east bank of the River Tigris, north of the village of Al Kumait.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Gadwall Anas strepera||winter||1979||1,310 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||1997||-||poor||A1, B1i, B2||Vulnerable|
|Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta||winter||1979||500 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (aquatic)||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information available to BirdLife International.
Management considerations No conservation measures are known to have been taken. There is no information on current threats, but the site is likely to have suffered habitat degradation due to flood control measures on the Tigris and expanding irrigation schemes in the area. No conservation measures are known to have been proposed.
References Georg and Vielliard (1968), Scott and Carp (1982).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Al Haushiya. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2013
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