Nakdong-gang 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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2004 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2004 present A1
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC winter 2004 present A1
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC unknown 2004 present A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU winter 2004 present A1
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU winter 2004 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2004 present A1
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU breeding 2004 present A1
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 2004 present A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT unknown 2004 present A4i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 2004 present A4i
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR passage 2004 present A1
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis NT passage 2004 present A4i
Sanderling Calidris alba LC winter 2004 present A4i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 2004 present A4i
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes NT passage 2004 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2004 present A1
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Relict Gull Larus relictus VU winter 2004 present A1
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC winter 2004 present A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sanctuary of Migratory Birds at Nakdonggang River Estuary 천연기념물 8,728 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nakdonggang Estuary 습지보호지역 3,772 protected area contained by site 0
Nakdong Estuary Natural Monument 9,560 is identical to site 9,560
Gadeokdo 산림유전자원보호림 568 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nakdong-gang estuary. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.