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Location Japan, Kumamoto
Central coordinates 130o 36.00' East  32o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 1,200 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
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes 2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shirakawa estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014

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