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Location USA, California
Central coordinates 115o 48.66' West  33o 11.96' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 95,447 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Audubon



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Oxyura jamaicensis non-breeding  2003  75,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Not Recognised 
Himantopus mexicanus resident  2003  35,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Not Recognised 
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana passage  2003  50,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  2003  200 breeding pairs  unknown  A4i  Not Recognised 
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus passage  2003  5,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus passage  2003  60,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa passage  2003  10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri passage  2003  75,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis non-breeding  2003  500,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

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