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Location USA, Georgia
Central coordinates 81o 18.82' West  31o 17.85' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 12,146 ha
Altitude 0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment 2009


Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pelecanus occidentalis breeding  2005  4,630 individuals  unknown  A4i  Not Recognised 
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus non-breeding  2006  345 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus non-breeding  2006  97 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus breeding  2000  22,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  2000  1,200 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Altamaha River Delta. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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