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Location Japan, Akita
Central coordinates 140o 0.00' East  40o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 20,000 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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Marsh Grassbird Locustella pryeri breeding  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ogata Sougen National Wildlife Special Protected Area 135 protected area overlaps with site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons  -
Artificial - terrestrial Abandoned farmland, disturbed ground; Rice paddies  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hachirogata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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