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|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||n/a||non-breeding||1988-1998||min 20,000 individuals||A4iii|
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)|
|Forest||Mangrove forest (tropical)||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ao Pattani. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ao-pattani-iba-thailand on 26/09/2023.