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Location United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
Central coordinates 53o 25.00' East  24o 13.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B3
Area 50 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description An uninhabited, low, sandy island with sparse, salt-tolerant vegetation, mainly Salsola. The island is surrounded by intertidal sandflats on the south and east sides and a coral shelf elsewhere.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola breeding  1992  35-38 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa breeding  1992  100 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus breeding  1992  2,000 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other minor
Notes: There is some collection of the eggs of Sterna anaethetus and Egretta gularis by visitors.

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by S. J. Aspinall.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Umm Amin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014

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