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Location Myanmar, Bago
Central coordinates 96o 35.00' East  17o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 10,360 ha
Altitude 10 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
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri winter  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica winter  1990  6,328 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone 2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Moyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary 10,360 is identical to site 10,360  
Moyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 256 protected area contained by site 256  


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

Protection status Site status: Bird Sanctuary10360 ha area protected

References Forest Department. AWC 1988/89 1990/91

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moyingyi. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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