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Location Russia (Asian), Magadan
Central coordinates 154o 7.12' East  59o 48.13' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 56,850 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 passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima resident  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
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 passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis passage  2004  present  A4i  Endangered 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer breeding  2004  present  A1, A2  Endangered 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris breeding  2004  present  A4i  Endangered 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
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  


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 (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Malakchan bay. Downloaded from on 30/11/2015

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