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Location Bhutan, Lhuntshi,Mongar,Yangtse
Central coordinates 91o 27.00' East  27o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, A4i
Area 125,000 ha
Altitude 2,000 - 5,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary 156,362 protected area contains site 125,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland  -
Shrubland Subalpine and alpine scrub  -
Forest Montane broadleaf deciduous forest (mont temp); Montane broadleaf evergreen forest (mont temp); Montane coniferous forest (mont temp/subtrop)  -
Wetlands (inland) Permanent swamps  -
Artificial - terrestrial Rice paddies  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 16/04/2014

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