Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoir

Country/territory: Japan

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 570 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 low favourable negligible
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Site description
Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoirs, which are located in the west of Aomori Prefecture, are agricultural ones surrounded by apple farms and rice paddies. The banks are reinforced by Phragmites australis, Salix and cement blocks as well. The reservoirs are nearly full of water in spring, and it is drained in autumn. The whole surface is frozen in winter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mawarizeki and Sunazawa reservoir. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.