Rawa Tulang Bawang

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 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
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata EN resident 2000 present A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2000 present A1
Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea EN resident 2000 present A1
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1994 min 3,300 individuals A4i
Javan Pond-heron Ardeola speciosa LC breeding 1994 min 60,600 individuals A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1994 min 2,400 individuals A4i
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster NT resident 2000 present A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1994 min 67,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Riverine floodplains -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
other -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rawa Tulang Bawang. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.