Shiokawa tidal flat

Country/territory: Japan

IBA criteria met: A4i (2004)
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Area: 900 ha

Wild Bird Society of Japan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 not assessed low negligible
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The site consists of a sandy and muddy tidal flat, reed beds and small sized saline wetlands. The tidal flat is surrounded by embankments and towards the inland is the flood control basin, paddy fields, farmlands and derelict eel ponds. The tidal flat of Toyohashi City side is composed of sandy and muddy substances, while the tidal flat in the Tahara City side is more muddy, where oyster reefs are formed. In the saline wetlands grow rare seaside plants. Along the largest river Shiokawa, the basin is occupied by reed beds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shiokawa tidal flat. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.