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Location South Korea, Chungcheongnam-do
Central coordinates 126o 45.00' East  36o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 12,000 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
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 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 Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Haematopus ostralegus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata unknown  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer passage  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
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)  
Geum Gang River and estuary Wildlife Reserve 0 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters; Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Rice paddies  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Geum-gang river and estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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