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Location Russia (Asian), Chukotka
Central coordinates 175o 16.90' West  67o 4.98' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, A4i
Area 1,025,000 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
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Emperor Goose Anser canagicus breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii unknown  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 


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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vankarem lowlands and Kolyuchin bay. Downloaded from on 30/03/2015

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