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Location Russia (Asian), Magadan
Central coordinates 154o 0.00' East  59o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 170,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Haematopus ostralegus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Malkachanskaya tundra Zakaznik 45,000 protected area contained by site 45,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Inland cliffs and rocky slopes  -
Shrubland   -
Grassland Tundra  -
Sea Sea inlets  -

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

References A.V.Andreev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malakchan bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014

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