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Location India, Assam
Central coordinates 91o 46.00' East  26o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 500 ha
Altitude 45 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Jengdia or Jaingia Beel is located north of Guwahati city in Kamrup district. It is a freshwater lake with marshes on the fringe. The IBA lies in the floodplains of the Brahmaputra river. There are hillocks nearby covered with degraded mixed scrub and shrub vegetation. Satgaon village is known for the nesting of Greater and Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius and L. javanicus. The village is c. 25 km from Guwahati by road, otherwise it is just 5 km as the crow flies.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Jengdia Beel SSG 0


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -
Shrubland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
fisheries/aquaculture -
Notes: Fishing
urban/industrial/transport -
Notes: Human habitation

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Kulojyoti Lahkar, Anwaruddin Choudhury, Hilloljyoti Singha and Nur Hussain.


Choudhury, A. U. (2003). Conservation of the Greater Adjutant Stork in and around Guwahati city. Dept. of Environment & Forests, Government of Assam, Guwahati. Pp. 3.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jengdia Beel and Satgaon. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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