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Location Russia (Asian), Chukotka
Central coordinates 167o 41.73' East  69o 27.83' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i
Area 221,059 ha
Altitude 5 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
King Eider Somateria spectabilis breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -

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: West Chaun plain. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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