Taedong River estuary

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 2004 40 individuals A4i
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2004 1,200 individuals A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2004 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 2004 present A1
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU passage 2004 present A1, A4i
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU non-breeding 2004 present A1
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU winter 2004 present A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Saltpans -
Artificial/Terrestrial Rice paddies -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Taedong River estuary. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.