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Location Russia (Asian), Sakhalin
Central coordinates 153o 18.28' East  48o 20.83' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 3,840,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,816m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Fork-tailed Storm-petrel Hydrobates furcatus unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Red Knot Calidris canutus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Murre Uria aalge unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Whiskered Auklet Aethia pygmaea unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds unknown  2004  10,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Rock stacks and islands; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland)   -

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuril islands (between Urup and Paramushir). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014

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