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Location Oman, Al Batinah
Central coordinates 56o 45.00' East  24o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 500 ha
Altitude 100 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description Large agricultural fields irrigated by rotary gantries on the Batinah coast.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni passage  1993  66 individuals  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  1993  3 individuals  good  B2  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht; summary bird data supplied by Oman Bird Records Committee (per Jens Eriksen).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sun Farms, Sohar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014

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