Hsinchu City Coastal Area

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN winter 2001 11 individuals A1
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU winter 2001 9 individuals A1
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC winter 2001 1,000-3,000 individuals A4i
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU winter 2001 56 individuals A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Keya River Mouth and Sianshan Wetland 野生動物重要棲息環境 1,422 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hsinchu City Coastal Wildlife Refuge 野生動物保護區 1,422 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hsinchu City Coast Wildlife Refuge 1,600 protected area contained by site 1,600


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hsinchu City Coastal Area. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.