Ongjin Bay

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
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2004 1,400 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2004 12,400 individuals A4i
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio VU winter 2004 present A1
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis EN winter 2004 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2004 present A1
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus LC passage 2004 120 individuals A4i
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis EN passage 2004 800-850 individuals A4i

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)
Ongjin Bay Protected Area 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,000


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ongjin Bay. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020.