|Location||Yemen, Al Hudaydah|
|Central coordinates||42o 10.90' East 15o 2.20' North|
|IBA criteria||A4ii, B1ii, B2, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 224m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Summary Surveyed in 2002 – Jennings et al. Site description: Evans (1994) and in Jennings (2003) Phoenix 19. (Does not include the isolated island Jabal al Tayr (to the north east) which has never been visited by ornithologists but observers on passing ships suggest large numbers of seabirds particularly gulls and boobies, may breed. NB this island is a volcano which last erupted in 2007).
Site description The Zubair group comprises ten main islands and a couple of small rocks. All the islands are of volcanic origin, being eroded ash cones and lava. They are situated adjacent to the deep waters of the central Red Sea trench (all around the island the sea has depths of 500 m or more) and close to the Red Sea shipping lanes
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Puffinus lherminieri||non-breeding||1983||4 individuals||poor||B2||Not Recognised|
|Brown Booby Sula leucogaster||breeding||1993||3,000-5,000 breeding pairs||poor||A4ii, B1ii||Least Concern|
|Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii||non-breeding||1945||common||-||B3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jaza'ir al-Zubayr. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2014
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