Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoir

Country/territory: Japan

IBA criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 570 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 favourable low negligible
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoirs, which are located in the west of Aomori Prefecture, are agricultural ones surrounded by apple farms and rice paddies. The banks are reinforced by Phragmites australis, Salix and cement blocks as well. The reservoirs are nearly full of water in spring, and it is drained in autumn. The whole surface is frozen in winter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoir. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.