Tanji River (Karinti) Bird Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter 1998 523 individuals A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1998 200 individuals A4i
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC winter 1998 404 individuals A1, A4i
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter 1998 6,500 individuals A4i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC winter 1998 1,500 individuals A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1997 150 breeding pairs A4i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 1998 2,100 individuals A4i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 1998 2,000 individuals A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC breeding 2000 7,360 breeding pairs A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC non-breeding 1997 5,100 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2000 20,000-49,999 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tanji Bird Reserve 612 protected area overlaps with site 500

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tanji River (Karinti) Bird Reserve. Downloaded from on 09/07/2020.