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Location Japan, Fukushima
Central coordinates 140o 30.00' East  37o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 660 ha
Altitude 0 - 420m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Wild Bird Society of Japan

Site description The Abukumagawa river with a total length of 239 km runs through Fukushima Prefecture. About 80% of the river basin is in the mountain district. There are a number of waterfalls in various sizes and broadleaf trees near the river. Besides more than 40 species of fish, about 160 species of birds including swans and ducks have been observed in this area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Abukuma river. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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