Kumya 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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC unknown 2004 50 individuals A4i
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2004 700 individuals A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2004 present A1
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2004 1,200 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2004 6,500 individuals A4i
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio VU passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis EN passage 2004 present A1, A4i
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.

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)
Kumya Bay Protected Area 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters, Saltpans, Rivers and streams -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kumya Bay. Downloaded from on 27/11/2020.