Importance, threats and conservation status
Wetlands International, 2002
ISBN 90 5882 009 2
4. Shorebirds occuring in internationally important numbers at Yellow Sea sites (continued)
4.4 Species accounts (continued)
Distribution in the EAAF
Breeding: Coastal regions of arctic ne. Siberia, as far s. as n. Sakhalin and n. Kurile Is.
Non-breeding: Pelagic, from central Indonesia to w. Melanesia.
Usage and importance of Yellow Sea
Occurrence: No information on habitat preferences but, presumably, using coastal areas and, particularly, saltpans. NM Recorded in small numbers in Yancheng NNR-Dong Sha region. SM Apparently more common and widespread than on NM, with records from Chang Jiang Estuary to Huang He Delta. Few recorded in South Korea on either migration. Numbers may be underestimated as this species often occurs on non-tidal wetlands, such as saltpans, which were generally less well surveyed than intertidal areas. It may also occur in offshore waters.
Movements: No information.
Significance of Yellow Sea: The Yellow Sea appears to be of little importance for this species, but preferred migration habitats, i.e. saltpans and the open sea, have been under-surveyed.
Key sites: 1 site of international importance has been identified, in China, during SM (see site location map below).
Status of key sites: The site is not in a Protected Area.
Major gaps in knowledge: Incomplete geographical and temporal coverage in China, especially in preferred saltpan and pelagic habitats.
EAAF POPULATION ESTIMATE: 100 000
Status: Passage migrant
Estimated minimum numbers:
INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT SITES (and Protected Area status)
China: 1 (0)
Site count reference
- Wang & Barter 1998
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