Fujimae tidal flat

Country/territory: Japan

IBA criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 770 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2015 high unfavourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
The site is situated in the river mouth area of Shonaigawa, Shinkawa, and Nikkogawa that flow into the port of Nagoya. One hundred and seventy-two species of birds have been recorded recently around Fujimae tidal flat, including 41 species of shorebirds. Among them Black-faced Spoonbills and Spotted Greenshank, which are designated as International Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, are included. Therefore, the site is considered to be important which supports the existence of birds that migrate between the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres. Besides shorebirds, geese and ducks, as there are a good deal of reed beds, grass land birds including reed warblers etc., occur here, and also as the downstream area is fresh water environment where paddy fields exist, there are many fresh water birds such as snipes, egrets as well as geese and ducks. As the site has many green spaces like Yatomi wild bird sanctuary, many forest birds and birds of prey such as Ospreys and Peregrine Falcons also occur here. In the tidal flat, 132 kinds of benthos occur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fujimae tidal flat. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.