Mechigmenskiy Gulf

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Emperor Goose Anser canagicus NT non-breeding 2003-2004 min 850 individuals A1, A4i
Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri NT non-breeding 1985 min 6,000 individuals A4i
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT non-breeding 2003-2004 min 1,700 individuals A1, A4i
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR breeding 2003-2004 present A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2003-2004 min 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nature and Ethnic Park Beringiyski Other 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Beringiya Natural-ethnic Territory 3,053,300 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Grassland Tundra -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mechigmenskiy Gulf. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.