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Location South Korea, Gyeongsangnam-do
Central coordinates 128o 56.00' East  35o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 9,560 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
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 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa winter  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
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 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes unknown  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
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 
Sanderling Calidris alba unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis 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 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nakdong Estuary Natural Monument 9,560 is identical to site 9,560  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nakdong-gang estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014

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