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Inner Deep Bay and Shenzhen River catchment area


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 2004 present A4i
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2004 present A1
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU non-breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 2004 present A4i
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii LC passage 2004 present A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2004 present A4i
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 2004 present A4i
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus NT passage 2004 present A4i
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus LC winter 2004 present A4i
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC winter 2004 present A4i
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis LC winter 2004 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 2004 present A1
Pleske's Grasshopper-warbler Locustella pleskei VU winter 2004 present A1
Yellow Bunting Emberiza sulphurata VU passage 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tsim Bei Tsui Egretry Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 5 protected area contained by site 50
Tsim Bei Tsui Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 2 protected area contained by site 5
Pak Nai Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 16 protected area contained by site 10
Mipu Nature Reserve Other 0 protected area contained by site 0
Mai Po Village Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 5 protected area contained by site 5
Mai Po Marshes & Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,540 protected area overlaps with site 1,513
Mai Po Marshes (Inner Deep Bay) Restricted Area 807 protected area contained by site 807
Inner Deep Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 2,235 protected area contained by site 2,235

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Rivers and streams, Artificial wetlands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Small settlements, rural gardens, Abandoned farmland, disturbed ground -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inner Deep Bay and Shenzhen River catchment area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.