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Location South Korea, Chungcheongnam-do
Central coordinates 126o 25.00' East  36o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 15,584 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
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 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer passage  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cheonsu Bay Wildlife Reserve 0 unknown 0  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cheonsu Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2014

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