|Location||Yemen, Al Mahrah|
|Central coordinates||52o 21.00' East 16o 21.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 5m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information An important feeding and roosting area for gulls and terns, and to a lesser extent waders. See table for key species; smaller numbers of other terns occur, notably Sterna caspia. This coast attracts very large numbers of migrant gulls Larus in autumn, with 30,000 (80% L. fuscus) counted along 50 km in November.
Site description Situated 20 km north-east of Al-Ghayda, these large coastal lagoons lie either side of the village of Abdullah Gharib.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii||passage||1993||1,720 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i, B3||Least Concern|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus||passage||1989||24,000 individuals||medium||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii||passage||1993||1,750 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
Management considerations The only likely threat to the sites is excessive disturbance of birds by human activity.
Conservation response No formal nature conservation measures are known to have been taken.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abdullah Gharib lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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