Matang coast

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
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus EN non-breeding 1986-1994 uncommon A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 1986-2004 25-57 individuals A1
Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea EN resident 1983-2004 21-29 breeding pairs A1
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC non-breeding 2002 20,000-40,000 individuals A4i
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU winter 1985-1990 11-30 individuals A1
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC winter 1986 950 individuals A4i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 1986 559 individuals A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 1986 2,764 individuals A4i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1986 3,123 individuals A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN winter 1964 min 90 individuals A1

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)
Pulau Kechil Forest Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Matang coast. Downloaded from on 26/01/2022.