Tanjung Selokan

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2001)
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Area: 10,000 ha

Burung Indonesia

Site description
Describe as mongrove forest, swamp forest, and herbaceous swamp. Probably, mangrove forest and swamp forest cover an area around 2000-3000 ha.

Key biodiversity
This area is the biggest known habitat of Milky Stork Mycterea cinerea in the world. The colony located in open mangrove on swamp area around 1-2 km from the coast, and estimated 300 nests present. Air survey on 1-2 September 1988 estimated :400 Great Egret Egretta alba30 Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilus javanicus150 Milky Stork Mycterea cinerea (including some juveniles).Tidal mudflat is probably important for waders during migration, but the information is very limited. Follow-up survey is needed to assess the birds status.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tanjung Selokan. Downloaded from on 25/06/2022.