Way Kambas

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata EN resident 2000 frequent A1
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei VU resident 2000 present A1, A3
Bonaparte's Nightjar Caprimulgus concretus VU resident 2000 present A1, A3
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus CR non-breeding 2000 rare A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2000 common A1
Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea EN resident 2000 common A1
Storm's Stork Ciconia stormi EN resident 2000 frequent A1, A3
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis NT resident 2000 rare A1
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus NT winter 1988-1989 521 individuals A4i
Wallace's Hawk-eagle Nisaetus nanus VU resident 2000 frequent A1, A3
Malay Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo peninsulae NT resident 2000 present A1, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Way Kambas Taman Nasional 125,621 protected area overlaps with site 130,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest Mangrove forest (tropical) -
Grassland Secondary grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Way Kambas. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.