Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2004)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 1,038 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 high near favourable low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site description
The site is located in a basin surrounded by Chugoku mountains at an elevation of about 300 m above sea level. Paddy fields are expanded to the foot of the mountains. The site is the only area visited by wintering Hooded Cranes in Honshu. As such, the site is designated as a Special Natural Monument together with Izumi City in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kumage-Yashiro. Downloaded from on 25/01/2022.