|Location||Qatar, Jariyan al Batnah|
|Central coordinates||51o 17.00' East 24o 38.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description A very large tidal inlet with sandy islands, in the south-east corner of Qatar.
Key Biodiversity Breeding species include Pandion haliaetus and Sterna caspia (1 pair, October 1981). In winter, large concentrations of Phoenicopterus ruber are reported to occur, and significant numbers of other waterbirds may also occur, including Phalacrocorax carbo, P. nigrogularis, waders and gulls Larus and terns Sterna.
Non-bird 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).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||1972||common||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|2013||high||not assessed||not assessed|
|Human intrusions and disturbance||work and other activities||happening now||some of area/population (10-49%)||very rapid to severe deterioration||high|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Information compiled by M. I. Evans.
References Gallagher et al. (1984).
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