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Location Japan, Fukuoka
Central coordinates 129o 59.00' East  33o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 1 ha
Altitude 0 - 42m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Wild Bird Society of Japan

Site description Eboshijima is an islet composed of rocky reefs situated northwest of Itoshima peninsula in Fukuoka Prefecture. The islet is surrounded on all sides by cliffs, and flat places are limited only to the areas around lighthouse facilities. The flora of the islet is poor and only Carex oahuensis and others are seen on the upper part of the islet. There are no trees. In winter, Japanese Cormorants can be seen around the islets, however, very few resident birds occur here Japanese Murrelets breed in cracks on rock walls or in hollows where Carex oahuensis grows.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Japanese Murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizusume breeding  2004  present  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Genkai Quasi National Park 10,158 protected area contains site 1  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Eboshijima islet. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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