|Central coordinates||100o 25.00' East 2o 10.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The area is located close to the coast, between Barumun river and the estuary of Rokan river near Bagansiapiapi.
Key Biodiversity Bird diversity in the area is not yet assessed through intensive study, only some rapid observations by A. Elliot and I. Martinez (look at Holmes 1996). Probability the Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis breed in this site at Daun River. This bird maybe extinct in South-east Asia. The survey also found Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilus javanicus, described as common bird at the estuary of Rokan River, of which the population is under serious threat from hunting.The other survey by van Balen (1991) reported the existence of some important bird species such Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi, Large Green-Pigeon Treron capellei and probably Spotted Wood-owl Strix seluputo which need to reconfirmed.This area is probably important for mangrove specialist bird species.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Peat swamp forest (tropical)||80%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status 60000 ha of this area proposed as Bakau Selat Dumai Wildlife Sanctuary (Anon 1995)
References Anon. 1995. National Conservation Plan forIndonesia (3 A-H). Ministry of Forestry, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Jakarta.Holmes, D.A. 1996. Sumatra Bird Report. Kukila 8: 9-56.van Balen, S. 1991. An ornithological survey of the Kampar and Rokan rivers and their adjecent forest, Riau, Sumatra. PHPA/AWB Sumatra Wetland Project Report No. 23, Bogor.
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