Songor Ramsar Site

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Western Reef-egret Egretta gularis LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC non-breeding - 4,500 individuals A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter - 3,750 individuals A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC non-breeding - 4,400 individuals A4i
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter - 3,000 individuals A4i
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter - 6,900 individuals A4i
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC winter - 10,100 individuals A4i
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC winter - 5,100 individuals A4i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC winter - 2,750 individuals A4i
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC winter - 18,100 individuals A4i
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC winter - 650 individuals A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC winter - 11,900 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter - 5,100 individuals A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC non-breeding - 2,600 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 50,000-99,999 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 medium not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Songor Lagoon Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 28,740 protected area contains site 23,200
Songor UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,699 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Songor Ramsar Site. Downloaded from on 16/01/2022.