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Location North Korea, Pyongannam-do
Central coordinates 125o 15.00' East  38o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 11,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 9m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  2004  40 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  2004  1,200 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa passage  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Saltpans  -
Artificial - terrestrial Rice paddies  -

References Rim Chiu-ion 1999 (IBA Forms).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Taedong River estuary. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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