Vankarem lowlands and Kolyuchin bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Emperor Goose Anser canagicus NT breeding 2004 present A1, A3, A4i
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2002 min 2,640 individuals A1, A4i
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU non-breeding 2002-2005 10,000-17,000 individuals A1, A4i
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii NT breeding 2002 20-100 individuals A1, A3
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR breeding 2004 present A1, A2, A3, A4i

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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vankarem lowlands and Kolyuchin bay. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.