Kaskattama River Mouth

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica LC passage 1997 700 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1997 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kaskatamagan Wildlife Management Area Wildlife Management Area 259,530 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area 531,190 protected area overlaps with site 57,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Forest Boreal coniferous -
Grassland Tundra -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kaskattama River Mouth. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.