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Location South Korea, Gyeonggi-do
Central coordinates 126o 45.00' East  37o 17.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 5,650 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sihwa-ho lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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