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Location Japan, Akita
Central coordinates 140o 4.00' East  40o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 60 ha
Altitude 0 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Wild Bird Society of Japan



Site description Otomonuma, located in the northwestern part of Akita Prefecture, is a farm pond with depth of water at about 2 m. There are reed beds. Low hills lie in the north and south. In the north are forests of Pinus thunbergii and Quercus serrata, and shrubs. In the south are forests of Pinus thunbergii and Cyryptomeria japonica.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2004  min 20,000 individuals  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

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

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  Unknown  Unknown  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Otomonuma reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2015

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