Ongjin Bay

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2004 present A1, A4i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 2004 1,400 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2004 12,400 individuals A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU winter 2004 present A1
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU winter 2004 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2004 present A1
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus LC passage 2004 120 individuals A4i
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis EN passage 2004 800-850 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ongjin Bay Protected Area 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Rice paddies -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ongjin Bay. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.