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Location Myanmar
Central coordinates 96o 56.20' East  17o 1.17' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 110,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2013

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala resident  2008-2012  140 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus resident  2008-2012  150-300 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Charadrius alexandrinus non-breeding  2008-2012  10,000-20,000 individuals  A4i  Not Recognised 
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva non-breeding  2008-2012  8,000-10,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus non-breeding  2008-2012  20,000-40,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea non-breeding  2010  74-180 individuals  medium  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus non-breeding  2008-2012  4,500-8,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa non-breeding  2008-2012  3,500-5,000 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata non-breeding  2008-2012  2,200-4,000 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus non-breeding  2008-2012  1,400-2,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia non-breeding  2008-2012  1,800-3,500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer non-breeding  2009-2011  117 individuals  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris non-breeding  2009  456 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis non-breeding  2008-2012  7,000-12,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea non-breeding  2008-2012  7,000-12,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus non-breeding  2008-2012  4,000-5,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gulf of Mottama. Downloaded from on 22/09/2014

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