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Location Bangladesh
Central coordinates 91o 10.00' East  22o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 75,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus winter  2004  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna winter  2004  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata winter  2004  unknown  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats  -
Forest Mangrove forest (tropical)  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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