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Location Myanmar, Kachin
Central coordinates 97o 15.00' East  25o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 135,000 ha
Altitude 120 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo unknown  2000  600 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster resident  2000  51 individuals  medium  A4i  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Pratincole Glareola lactea unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


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

Protection status Not protected

References Joost van der Ven 1999/2000 and 2000/2001report ('Ayeyarwaddy south of Myitkyina till Sinbo', 'Myitkyina along the river to south' and 'Mogaung (Namkawng) River'). Group discussion at WCS Dec 2001 Jan 2003 survey

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ayeyarwady River: Myitkyina to Sinbo Section. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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