Central Section of Bachang River

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 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
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC non-breeding 1996-2000 575-1,645 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Central Section of Bachang River. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.