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Location Qatar, Jariyan al Batnah
Central coordinates 51o 17.00' East  24o 38.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 12,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

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Site description A very large tidal inlet with sandy islands, in the south-east corner of Qatar.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus winter  1972  common [units unknown]  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   major
Coastline   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation minor

Other biodiversity Mammals: unidentified whales recorded, possibly Balaenoptera edeni (K). The area may be an important feeding ground for dolphins. Reptiles: the site may be an important feeding ground for sea-turtles (globally threatened).

Acknowledgements Information compiled by M. I. Evans.

References Gallagher et al. (1984).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khor al-Udeid. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014

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