|Central coordinates||95o 26.75' East 27o 56.27' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description D’Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary lies on the border area of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the flood plain between the Rivers Siang and Sibya. It is located c. 16 km southeast of Pashighat town. About 80% of the Sanctuary is covered with grassland, and the rest is riverine forest patches with mixed bamboo and secondary forests. Streams and channels intersect the whole Sanctuary. There are small to medium waterbodies in the Sanctuary that provide good nesting sites for birds. The area is generally rich in grassland birds. Divided into three managerial ranges, Anchalghat, Sibiamukh and Barghuli, the Sanctuary has Semi-evergreen Forests, fast flowing river channels and river islands, marshes and extensive grasslands (Barman 1996). The main grass species are Saccharum spontaneum, S. arundinaceum, Neyraudia rennaudiana and sedges such as Cyperus sp., Terminalia myriocarpa, Dillenia indica, Bombax ceiba, Lagerstroemia speciosa and Albizzia are the common trees (Barman 1996).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Endangered|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|D' Ering Memorial||Sanctuary||19,000||is identical to site||19,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Anwaruddin Choudhury, M. Firoz Ahmed, G. Narayan and Kulojyoti Lakhar.
Ali, S. and Ripley, S. D. (1983) Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Compact Edition. Oxford University Press, Bombay.
Barman, R. (1996) Birds of D’Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 36: 47-49.
Choudhury, A. U. (1996) Survey of the White-winged Wood Duck and Bengal Florican in Tinsukia district and adjacent areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Rhino Foundation for Nature in NE India, Guwahati.
Choudhury, A. U. (2002a) Conservation of the Whitewinged Wood Duck Cairina scutulata in India. In: Birds of Wetlands and Grasslands: Proceedings of the Salim Ali Centenary Seminar on Conservation of Avifauna of Wetlands and Grasslands. Eds: Rahmani, A. R. and G. Ugra. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai. Pp. x 228.
Choudhury, A. U. (2002b) Current Status and Conservation of the Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis in northeast India. Pp. 90-94. In: Birds of Wetlands and Grasslands: Proceedings of the Salim Ali Centenary Seminar on Conservation of Avifauna of Wetlands and Grasslands. Eds: Rahmani, A. R. and G. Ugra. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai. Pp x 228.
Rahmani, A. R., Narayan, G., Rosalind, L., Sankaran, R. and Ganguli-Lachungpa, U. (1990) Status of the Bengal Florican in India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 88: 349-375.
Singh, P. (1995) Occurrence of Swamp Partridge, Francolinus gularis (Temminck) in Arunachal Pradesh. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 92(3): 419.
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