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|
|Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis||VU||winter||2004||present||A1|
|Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana||EN||winter||2004||present||A1|
|Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor||EN||breeding||2004||present||A1|
|Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes||VU||breeding||2004||present||A1|
|Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea||CR||passage||2004||present||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Freshwater lakes and pools, Sand dunes and beaches||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kangryong field. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kangryong-field-iba-north-korea on 26/09/2023.