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Location Japan, Aomori
Central coordinates 141o 4.00' East  41o 29.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 2,700 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Wild Bird Society of Japan

Site description The coastline facing the Tsugaru straits, about 60 km from the eastern end Shiriyasaki to the western end Ohmasaki consists of sandy beaches and reefs. Along the shoreline, Shiriyazakikaigan coast, Iwayakaigan coast, Ishimochikaigan coast, Ohhatakaigan coast, Shimoburokaigan coast, and Ohmazakikaigan coast, are habitats for wild birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brent Goose Branta bernicla winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 low not assessed negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  Unknown  Unknown  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Northern Shimokita coast. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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