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Location Russia (Asian), Khabarovsk
Central coordinates 137o 33.40' East  54o 49.15' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 700,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 650m
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 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Aleutian Tern Onychoprion aleuticus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata unknown  2004  present  A4ii  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2004  10,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal); Forest tundra (boreal/arctic)  -
Shrubland   -
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland  -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Shantar islands. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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