Shorebirds of the Yellow Sea

Importance, threats and conservation status
Mark Barter
Wetlands International, 2002
ISBN 90 5882 009 2

5. Internationally important shorebird sites in the Yellow Sea

5.3 Site accounts (continued)

5.3.23 Hampyeong Man

Site information

Location: Chollanam Province, South Korea; 35º 07' N, 126º 25' E.

Area: 5 000 ha

Wetland type: Intertidal flats

Protected Area status: Designated Sea Resources Conservation Area; plan to designate protected tidal flat (Je 2002).

Threats: None known. Reclamation plan cancelled (Moores 1999b).

Count information

Counts were conducted in April, May, August and September 1998, and in January 1999 (Moores 1999a).

Internationally important species counts for Hampyeong Man
Southward migration
Count
Ref
Kentish Plover 1 830 1
Terek Sandpiper 1 496 1

Significance of site

Highest counts: NM 5 728; SM 6 549; NB 964.

Supports:

  • 2 species in internationally important numbers during SM;
  • the endangered Spotted Greenshank during SM (maximum count: 1).

Species count reference

  1. Moores 1999a

5.3.24 Meian Gun Tidal Flat

Site information

Location: Chollanam Province, South Korea; 35º 05' N, 126º 20' E.

Area: 10 000 ha.

Wetland type: Intertidal flats.

Protected Area status: None.

Threats: None known. Reclamation plan cancelled (Moores 1999b).

Count information

Counts were conducted in May, August and September 1998, and in January 1999 (Moores 1999a).

Internationally important species counts for Meian Gun Tidal Flat
Southward migration
Count
Ref
Terek Sandpiper 1 628 1
Kentish Plover 1 345 1
Lesser Sand Plover 862 1

Significance of site

Highest counts: NM 2 180; SM 6 466; NB 585.

Supports:

  • 3 species in internationally important numbers on SM.

Species count reference

  1. Moores 1999a

5.3.25 Aphae Do

Site information

Location: Chollanam Province, South Korea; 34º 50' N, 126º 20' E.

Area: 3 000 ha.

Wetland type: Intertidal flats.

Protected Area status: None; plan to designate protected tidal flat (Je 2002).

Threats: None known. Reclamation plan cancelled (Moores 1999b).

Count information

Counts were conducted in April, May, August and September 1998, and in January 1999 (Moores 1999a).

Internationally important species counts for Aphae Do
Northward migration
Count
Ref
Lesser Sand Plover 1 144 1
     
Southward migration
 
 
Kentish Plover 4 332 1
Terek Sandpiper 534 1
     
Non-breeding season
 
 
Eurasian Curlew 397 1

Significance of site

Highest counts: NM 12 862; SM 9 162; NB 606.

Supports:

  • 4 species in internationally important numbers (NM 1; SM 2; NB 1);

Species count reference

  1. Moores 1999a