Hidaka mountains

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2004)
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Area: 395,000 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low not assessed low
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Site description
The site is located in the south of Hokkaido, from Karikachi pass to Erimo cape, extending about 140 km. The highest peak is Mt Hidaka Boroshiridake at 2,052 m. The lower zone (under 500 m) is covered with broadleaf tree forests such as Quercus crispula, Acer mono and Cercidphyllum japonicum. Upper zone is mixed with Picea jezoensis, Abies sachalinensis and broadleaf trees. Further up is a belt of Betula emanii ( at about 1,200-1,300 m high), and at the mountain top is a colony of Pinus pimila and alpine flaura (1,400-1,600 m).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hidaka mountains. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.