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Location Russia (Asian), Sakhalin
Central coordinates 153o 30.00' East  48o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 800,000 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 [units unknown]  A4i  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Fork-tailed Storm-petrel Oceanodroma furcata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Critically Endangered 
Red Knot Calidris canutus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Guillemot Uria aalge unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Whiskered Auklet Aethia pygmaea unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  A4ii  Least Concern 
Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata unknown  2004  present [units unknown]  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 25/04/2014

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