|Location||Kuwait, Al Kuwayt|
|Central coordinates||47o 49.00' East 29o 22.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description A sandy sabkhah, some of which is flooded by exceptional tides, with salt-tolerant vegetation; associated intertidal mudflats are considered as part of site 005. Drainage water from a few nearby private chalets or an Entertainment Park flows across part of the site and supports 0.5 ha of Phragmites reedbed. The reserve is bisected by a public lane to the chalets, and within it there is also a major outlet for seawater coolant used by Doha power-stations. Previously the site was used at weekends for picnics and recreation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Crab-plover Dromas ardeola||winter||1988-1990||25-290 individuals||medium||B3||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata||winter||1988-1990||275-480 individuals||medium||B1i||Near Threatened|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Doha||Protected Area||450||is identical to site||450|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - aquatic||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
|Notes: Wildlife conservation/research|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Prof. C. W. T. Pilcher.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ad-Doha Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014
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