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Location Japan, Fukuoka,Saga
Central coordinates 130o 15.00' East  33o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 19,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Wild Bird Society of Japan



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

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

Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Unknown  negligible 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters; Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats  -

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