Taedong River estuary

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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 2004 40 individuals A4i
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2004 1,200 individuals A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2004 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 2004 present A1
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU non-breeding 2004 present A1
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU winter 2004 present 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.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Saltpans -
Artificial/Terrestrial Rice paddies -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taedong River estuary. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.