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Location South Korea, Jeollanam-do
Central coordinates 127o 30.00' East  34o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes unknown  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer passage  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Relict Gull Larus relictus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Suncheon Bay Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 3,550 protected area contained by site 3,550  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Suncheon Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014

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