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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  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 23/09/2014

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