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Location Japan, Kumamoto
Central coordinates 130o 33.00' East  32o 28.00' 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
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

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

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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

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: Kumakawa estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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