Malakchan bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2004 present A4i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004 present A1
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT resident 2004 present A3, A4i
Haematopus ostralegus NR unknown 2004 present A4i
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC unknown 2004 present A4i
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis EN passage 2004 present A4i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 2004 present A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 2004 present A4i
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN breeding 2004 present A3, A4i
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis NT passage 2004 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN breeding 2004 present A1, A2
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU breeding 2004 present A1, A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Malkachanskaya tundra Zakaznik 45,000 protected area overlaps with site 45,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Inland cliffs and rocky slopes -
Shrubland -
Grassland Tundra -
Sea Sea inlets -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malakchan bay. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.