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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 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus 2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes 2004  present [units unknown]  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 17/04/2014

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