|Central coordinates||140o 33.00' East 39o 34.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 20m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The Tamagawa river running through the central region of Akita Prefecture is the biggest tributary of the Omonogawa river. In the neighborhood of Uguisuno, the river has been straightened to run linearly, and paddy fields stretch inside the banks. In the lower riverbed are small sandbars and â€œWANDOâ€ (small riverside inlets), however no wide dry riverbed exists. Some reed beds and Salix forests are found here and there, in the lower and higher dry riverbed area within banks.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||winter||2004||present||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||-|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tama river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2016
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