Khao Sam Roi Yot

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 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
Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica LC resident 2000 present A3
Malay Plover Charadrius peronii NT breeding 2004 present A4i
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus LC resident 2000 present A3
Racquet-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia LC resident 2000 present A3
Mirafra assamica NR resident 2000 present A3
White-browed Reed-warbler Acrocephalus tangorum VU winter 2004 present A1
Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis LC resident 2000 present A3
Plain-backed Sparrow Passer flaveolus LC resident 2000 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Khao Sam Roi Yot Wetland Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,892 protected area overlaps with site 0
Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park 9,808 protected area contains site 9,808


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Forest Moist deciduous forest (tropical), Dry deciduous forest (tropical) -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Rice paddies -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khao Sam Roi Yot. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.