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Location Russia (Asian), Sakhalin
Central coordinates 142o 40.00' East  46o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 600,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
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 breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Falcated Duck Mareca falcata breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Melanitta fusca unknown  2004  frequent  A4i  Not Recognised 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Red Knot Calidris canutus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2004  10,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Salt marshes; Sand dunes and beaches  -
Forest Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islands  -
Artificial - terrestrial Urban areas  -

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: Aniva bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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