Daedong Bay

IBA Justification

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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 2004 1,200 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2004 4,500 individuals A4i
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU passage 2004 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis EN passage 2004 2,000-3,000 individuals A4i
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR passage 2004 present A1
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2004 present A1, A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Daedong Bay Protected Area 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Daedong Bay. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.