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Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae, which breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and of Australia and New Zealand. Its migration is the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal.
View Wikipedia Record: Limosa lapponica

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
24
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
41
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.5156
EDGE Score: 2.97122

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  322 grams
Birth Weight [1]  28 grams
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Clutch Size [2]  4
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Incubation [1]  21 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  31 years
Migration [3]  Intercontinental
Speed [4]  40.94 MPH (18.3 m/s)
Wing Span [4]  29 inches (.73 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Aldabra Island xeric scrub Seychelles Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Arctic coastal tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra    
Arctic foothills tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra
Atlantic coastal desert Mauritania, Western Sahara Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Atlantic mixed forests France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Baltic mixed forests Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Baluchistan xeric woodlands Pakistan, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Bering tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Beringia lowland tundra United States Nearctic Tundra
Beringia upland tundra United States Nearctic Tundra
Bohai Sea saline meadow China Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas  
Borneo lowland rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Borneo peat swamp forests Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Buru rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Cantabrian mixed forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Carnarvon xeric shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Carolines tropical moist forests Micronesia Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests Iran, Azerbaijan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Celtic broadleaf forests Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests  
Central China loess plateau mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Ranges xeric scrub Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Changjiang Plain evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Chatham Island temperate forests New Zealand Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests  
Cherskii-Kolyma mountain tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Chukchi Peninsula tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Coolgardie woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Deccan thorn scrub forests India, Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Java-Bali rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Micronesia tropical moist forests United States Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
English Lowlands beech forests United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Esperance mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Eyre and York mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Fiji tropical dry forests Fiji Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests  
Fiji tropical moist forests Fiji Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Goadavari-Krishna mangroves India Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Granitic Seychelles forests Seychelles Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Greater Negros-Panay rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Guinean mangroves Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire Afrotropic Mangroves
Gulf of Oman desert and semi-desert Oman, United Arab Emirates Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Hainan Island monsoon rain forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Halmahera rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Hawaii tropical dry forests United States Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests  
Hawaii tropical low shrublands United States Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Hawaii tropical moist forests United States Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Hokkaido deciduous forests Japan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Hokkaido montane conifer forests Japan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Huang He Plain mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Huon Peninsula montane rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Indochina mangroves Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea mangroves India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Italy, France Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Kaokoveld desert Namibia, Angola Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kola Peninsula tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Lesser Sundas deciduous forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests  
Lord Howe Island subtropical forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Lowland fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Luzon rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar dry deciduous forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar lowland forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar mangroves Madagascar Afrotropic Mangroves
Madagascar spiny thickets Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Madagascar succulent woodlands Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Malabar Coast moist forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Maldives-Lakshadweep-Chagos Archipelago tropical moist forests Maldives Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Manchurian mixed forests Republic of Korea, Dem. People's Rep of Korea, China, Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Marianas tropical dry forests Micronesia Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests    
Mascarene forests France, Mauritius Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Mediterranean acacia-argania dry woodlands and succulent thickets Morocco, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mediterranean woodlands and forests Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mentawai Islands rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Mindanao-Eastern Visayas rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mount Lofty woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Namib desert Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Nansei Islands subtropical evergreen forests Japan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
New Britain-New Ireland lowland rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
New Caledonia dry forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
New Caledonia rain forests France Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Nihonkai evergreen forests Japan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Nihonkai montane deciduous forests Japan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests  
Norfolk Island subtropical forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
North Atlantic moist mixed forests Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northeast China Plain deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northeast Siberian coastal tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Northeast Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests France, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Northern Vietnam lowland rain forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Northwest Russian-Novaya Zemlya tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Northwestern Hawaii scrub United States Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands    
Nullarbor Plains xeric shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Palau tropical moist forests Palau Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Palawan rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peninsular Malaysian peat swamp forests Malaysia, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peninsular Malaysian rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Persian Gulf desert and semi-desert Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Pilbara shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Po Basin mixed forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Red River freshwater swamp forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Red Sea Nubo-Sindian tropical desert and semi-desert Egypt, Jordan, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Oman Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sahara desert Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sahelian Acacia savanna Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Samoan tropical moist forests Samoa, United States Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Scandinavian and Russian taiga Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Scandinavian coastal conifer forests Norway Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Scandinavian Montane Birch forest and grasslands Norway, Sweden, Finland Palearctic Tundra
Seram rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Simpson desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Socotra Island xeric shrublands Yemen Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Solomon Islands rain forests Solomon Islands Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Somali montane xeric woodlands Somalia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South Iran Nubo-Sindian desert and semi-desert Iran, Iraq, Pakistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Saharan steppe and woodlands Mauritania, Mali, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Taiwan monsoon rain forests Taiwan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southeastern Iberian shrubs and woodlands Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southeastern Papuan rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Vietnam lowland dry forests Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Southwest Australia savanna Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwest Borneo freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sulawesi lowland rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sulu Archipelago rain forests Philippines Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran montane rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran peat swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumba deciduous forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Sunda Shelf mangroves Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Sundaland heath forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Taiheiyo evergreen forests Japan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Taiheiyo montane deciduous forests Japan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Taimyr-Central Siberian tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Taiwan subtropical evergreen forests Taiwan Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tasmanian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tasmanian temperate rain forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Timor and Wetar deciduous forests East Timor, Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Tirari-Sturt stony desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tongan tropical moist forests New Zealand, Tonga Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Trans Fly savanna and grasslands Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests France, Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub    
Vanuatu rain forests Vanuatu Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
West Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
West Sudanian savanna Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Gabon, Congo, Democratic Rep of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Java rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Yamal-Gydan tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Yap tropical dry forests Micronesia Oceania Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests  
Yellow Sea saline meadow China Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA 56861 Greece  
Alam-Pedja 85235 Estonia  
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Ib 2347132 Alaska, United States
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Ib 12402936 Alaska, United States
Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve 144062 Australia      
Astrakhanskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 167827 Astrakhan, Russia
Awarua Wetland 49421 South Island, New Zealand      
Azagny National Park 58886 Côte d'Ivoire  
Baie de Morlaix 67680 France    
Baie du Mont Saint Michel 117800 France  
Banc d'Arguin National Park II 2949017 Mauritania
Basses Vallées du Cotentin et Baie des Veys 83262 France  
Berbak National Park II 423927 Sumatra, Indonesia
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
CABO DE GATA-NIJAR 122347 Spain  
California Coast Ranges Biosphere Reserve 153447 California, United States  
Camargue 546256 France  
Cap Gris-Nez 138933 France    
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carolinian-South Atlantic Biosphere Reserve 310228 North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, United States      
Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik IV 621951 Russia  
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS 73260 Greece  
DOÑANA 281453 Spain  
Delta de l'Ebre 119562 Spain  
Dolina Dolnej Wisly 82926 Poland  
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Estuaire et marais de la Basse Seine 46555 France  
Estuário do Sado 60868 Portugal  
Estuário do Tejo 110634 Portugal  
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia
Flusslandschaft Elbe Biosphere Reserve 925242 Germany  
Gates of the Arctic National Park Ib 184461 Alaska, United States
Gorges de la Loire 145350 France  
Horsens Fjord og Endelave 105168 Denmark  
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Khazar Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 658105 Turkmenistan  
Kiskunsag Biosphere Reserve II 54598 Hungary  
Kiunga Marine National Reserve VI 60208 Kenya  
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Kura kurgu 476839 Estonia  
LAGUNAS DE VILLAFÁFILA 80430 Spain  
LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI 72787 Greece  
La Durance 49441 France  
Lacs de la forêt d'Orient 58255 France  
Laguna di Venezia 136417 Italy  
Lake Nakuru National Park II 46472 Kenya  
Laplandskiy Biosphere Reserve 757114 Russia  
Læsø, sydlige del 253812 Denmark    
MARAIS POITEVIN 168088 France  
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Ia 233540 Tasmania, Australia  
Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve 48433 Kenya  
Marais Breton, baie de Bourgneuf, île de Noirmoutier et forêt de Monts 137949 France  
Marais du Nord Médoc 59273 France  
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Muddus 124105 Sweden  
Niederung der Unteren Havel 69882 Germany  
Noatak Biosphere Reserve 7500143 Alaska, United States  
Noordzeekustzone 305536 Netherlands    
Northern Karelian Biosphere Reserve 864869 Finland  
Padjelanta 493958 Sweden  
Parco Del Cilento e Vallo de Diano National Park 551095 Italy
Parco Nazionale del Circeo 54771 Italy  
Planèze de Saint Flour 62374 France  
Puszcza Kampinoska Biosphere Reserve 188373 Poland  
Påkketanjaure 53566 Sweden  
Queen Elizabeth National Park II 522052 Uganda
Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete 1146339 Germany  
Redwood National Park II 77867 California, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Doñana Biosphere Reserve II 123801 Spain
Ria Formosa 58164 Portugal  
Ria de Aveiro 127029 Portugal  
Riverland Biosphere Reserve Ia 1490891 South Australia, Australia
Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve 319164 Germany
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Sjaunja 695284 Sweden  
Socotra Archipelago Biosphere Reserve 6626477 Yemen  
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Spreewald Biosphere Reserve 117355 Germany  
Strandzha 285202 Bulgaria  
Taimyrsky Biosphere Reserve Ia 4403240 Taimyr, Russia
Tavvavuoma 133292 Sweden  
Teicu dabas rezervats 48554 Latvia  
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Vindelfjällen 1370631 Sweden  
Väinamere 670389 Estonia  
Waddensea Area Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy IV 600666 Netherlands  
Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein Biosphere Reserve 724639 Germany
Waddenzee 672193 Netherlands    
Wasur-Rawa Biru National Park 605464 Papua, Indonesia  
Way Kambas National Park II 306926 Sumatra, Indonesia
West Coast National Park II 59916 Western Cape, South Africa
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia
Wolin i Uznam 76089 Poland    
Yancheng Nature Reserve V 711488 China    
Zatoka Pucka 154269 Poland    
Zatoka Pucka i Pólwysep Helski 66334 Poland    
l'Albufera 72366 Spain  

Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Ameland: Duinen-Oerd Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Arquipélago dos Bijagós Guinea-Bissau A4i, A4iii
Asan Bay (including Asan-ho lake and Sapgyo-ho lake) South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Baeksu tidal flat South Korea A1, A4i  
Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area Iran, Islamic Republic of A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Baie d'Ad Dakhla Morocco A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Baie de Bourgneuf et marais breton France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Baie de Goulven France A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4  
Baie de Saint-Brieuc France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4
Baie du Mont Saint Michel et Ile des Landes France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4
Baldoyle Bay Ireland B1i, B2, C3
Balgzand Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Ballymacoda Ireland B1i, B2, C3
Ballysadare Bay Ireland B1i, B2, C3, C6
Banc d'Arguin National Park Mauritania A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Bannow Bay Ireland B1i, B2, C3
Barr al Hikman Oman A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Basins of the Schuchya and Khadytayakha rivers Russia (Central Asian) A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Broadhaven, Blacksod and Tullaghan Bays and parts of the Mullet peninsula Ireland A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6  
Cap Gris-nez France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4  
Cape Candelaria-Ortigueira estuary-Cape Estaca de Bares Spain B2, C7  
Castlemaine Harbour Ireland A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4
Cádiz bay Spain A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Chichester and Langstone Harbours United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Cork Harbour Ireland A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6
Costa de la Muerte (North coast) Spain A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Cummeen Strand (Sligo Harbour) Ireland B1i, B2, C3
Dee Estuary United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6
Dollard Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Dongjin estuary South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Dublin Bay Ireland A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Duddon Estuary United Kingdom A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6
Dundalk Bay Ireland A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4
Dungarvan Harbour Ireland A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3
East Sanday United Kingdom A4i, B1i, B2, C3, C6  
Ebro delta Spain A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Eden Estuary, Tentsmuir Point and Abertay Sands United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6
Egegik Bay USA A1, A4i  
Estuaire et embouchure de la Seine France A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Estuaires du Trieux et du Jaudy France B2, C6  
Estuaires picards : baies de Somme et d'Authie France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Exe Estuary United Kingdom A4iii, B2, C4, C6
Fanø Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Firth of Forth United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Firth of tay United Kingdom A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Frisian Wadden Sea coast Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Geum-gang river and estuary South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Griend Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Groningen Wadden Sea coast Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Hamford Water United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6
Ho Bugt meadows Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C4
Horsens Fjord, Svanegrunden & Endelave Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4
Humber Estuary United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Inner Galway Bay Ireland B1i, B2, C3, C6
Inner part of Porsanger fjord Norway A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3
Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon Spain A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Jizan Bay Saudi Arabia A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Käsivarsi fjelds Finland A3, B2, B3, C2, C6
Kevo Finland A3, B2, B3, C2, C6
Khor al Beideh United Arab Emirates A4i, B1i, B3  
Khor Dubai United Arab Emirates A4i, A4iii, B1i  
Khouran Straits Iran, Islamic Republic of A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Killala Bay Ireland B1i, B2, C3  
Kneiss Tunisia A3, A4i, A4iii
Lagune de Khnifiss Morocco A1, A4i, A4iii  
Laizhou Wan China (mainland) A4i, A4iii
Lemmenjoki-Hammastunturi-Pulju Finland A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Lindisfarne United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Lough Foyle Ireland A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4  
Lough Foyle and River Foyle United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Malkachan tundra Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii
Mandø Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4
Mangyeong estuary South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon France A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Masirah island Oman A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3
Mid-Essex Coast United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Moray Basin, Firths and Bays United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Morecambe Bay United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Moroshechnaya river Russia (Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii
Nakdong-gang estuary South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Namyang Bay South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Nelson Lagoon-Mud Bay USA A1, A4i  
Nissum Fjord Denmark A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6
North Norfolk Coast United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
North-central Selangor coast Malaysia A1, A4i
Northwestern Kattegat Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Oosterschelde Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Rømø Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4
Rekinninskaya bay Russia (Asian) A4i, A4iii
Ria Formosa (Faro lagoon) Portugal A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Ribble and Alt Estuaries United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Ringkøbing Fjord Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Rio Mansôa and Gêba estuary Guinea-Bissau A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Rio Tombali, Rio Cumbijã and Ilha de Melo Guinea-Bissau A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Rud-i-Gaz and Rud-i-Hara deltas Iran, Islamic Republic of A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Rud-i-Shur, Rud-i-Shirin and Rud-i-Minab deltas Iran, Islamic Republic of A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Saariselkä and Koilliskaira Finland A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Sammutinjänkä-Vaijoenjänkä Finland A3, B2, C7
Schiermonnikoog Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Seskar island Russia (European) A1, A4i, B1i  
Shadegan marshes and tidal mudflats of Khor-al Amaya and Khor Musa Iran, Islamic Republic of A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Shannon and Fergus Estuaries Ireland A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4
Skallingen and Langli Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6
Strangford Lough and islands United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6
Suncheon Bay South Korea A1, A4i
Syvash Bay Ukraine A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, B2, B3
Taavavuoma Sweden A3, B2, C6
Tarut Bay Saudi Arabia A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3    
Tøndermarsken, Magisterkog and Rudbøl Sø Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Terschelling: De Boschplaat Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Texel: Dunes and Hors Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C4, C6  
Texel: Schorren and Zeeburg Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6  
The Swale United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6
The Wash United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Tidal flat area of Yeongjong-do island South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii
Tralee Bay and Barrow Harbour Ireland B1i, B2, C3, C6
Tramore Backstrand Ireland B1i, B2, C3, C6
Upper Solway Flats and Marshes United Kingdom A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Vadehavet (Wadden Sea) Denmark A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Varangerfjord Norway A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Vlieland Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6  
Wadden Sea Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4  
West Coast of Benbecula United Kingdom A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Westerschelde and Saeftinghe Netherlands A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6
Wexford Harbour and Slobs Ireland A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4
Yalu Jiang Estuary China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Yubu-do island South Korea A1, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Japan Japan No
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No
New Caledonia New Caledonia No
New Zealand New Zealand No
Philippines Philippines No
Polynesia-Micronesia Fiji, Micronesia, Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, United States No
Southwest Australia Australia No
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No

Prey / Diet

Arenicola marina (arénicole)[5]
Cerastoderma edule (Common cockle)[5]
Hediste diversicolor (veelkleurige zeeduizendpoot)[5]
Lanice conchilega (schelpkokerworm)[5]
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)[6]
Macoma balthica (Baltic macoma)[5]
Scoloplos armiger (wapenworm)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)2
Aphanius iberus (Spanish Toothcarp)1
Calidris alpina (Dunlin)2
Calidris canutus (Red Knot)2
Carcinus maenas (green crab)1
Chroicocephalus ridibundus (Common Black-headed Gull)5
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)3
Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher)3
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)3
Larus canus (Mew Gull)3
Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit)3
Mullus surmuletus (Red mullet)1
Neogobius melanostomus (Round goby)1
Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)3
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)2
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)4
Pomatoschistus microps (Common goby)3
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)2
Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet)1
Rutilus rutilus (Roach)1
Somateria mollissima (Common Eider)3
Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck)3
Trisopterus capelanus (Poor cod)1

Predators

Buteo lagopus (Rough-legged Hawk)[6]
Corvus corax (Northern Raven)[6]
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)[6]

Providers

Mutual (symbiont) 
Deropristis inflata[6]
Monorchis parvus[6]
Profilicollis botulus[6]
Sacculina carcini[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthoparyphium spinulosum <Unverified Name>[7]
Anomotaenia nymphaea <Unverified Name>[7]
Aploparaksis filum[7]
Arhythmorhynchus limosae[7]
Capsulata edensis <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacitrema pharyngeata <Unverified Name>[7]
Corrigia separatiorchis <Unverified Name>[7]
Cotylurus cornutus <Unverified Name>[7]
Cryptocotyle jejuna[6]
Cryptocotyle lingua[6]
Curtuteria australis[7]
Cyclocoelum mutabile[7]
Cyclocoelum tringae <Unverified Name>[7]
Echinoparyphium recurvatum[7]
Gymnophallus choledochus[6]
Gymnophallus somateriae[6]
Himasthla continua[6]
Himasthla elongata[6]
Himasthla leptosoma[7]
Hymenolepis dubininae <Unverified Name>[7]
Hymenolepis edouardensis <Unverified Name>[7]
Hymenolepis etaplensis <Unverified Name>[7]
Hymenolepis nitidulans[7]
Lacunovermis macomae[6]
Leucochloridium actitis <Unverified Name>[7]
Levinseniella brachysoma[6]
Lunaceps limosella[6]
Lyperosomum lari <Unverified Name>[7]
Maritrema gratiosum[7]
Maritrema subdolum[6]
Ophryocotyle proteus[7]
Pachytrema calculus[7]
Parorchis acanthus[7]
Parvatrema minutum[6]
Plagiorchis nanus[7]
Porrocaecum ensicaudatum[7]
Profilicollis antarcticus[7]
Profilicollis novaezelandensis[7]
Pseudapatemon elassocotylus <Unverified Name>[7]
Psilostomum brevicolle[6]
Renicola roscovita[6]
Schistorophus limosae <Unverified Name>[8]
Skrjabinoclava brevispicula <Unverified Name>[7]
Spelotrema claviforme <Unverified Name>[7]
Tanaisia fedtschenkoi[7]
Tetrameres dubia <Unverified Name>[7]
Viktorocara capillaris <Unverified Name>[7]
Viktorocara limosae <Unverified Name>[8]
Wardianum taxorchis[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Blackbrook Zoological Park

Range Map

North America; Oceania;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 4Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197 5Energy flow of a boreal intertidal ecosystem, the Sylt-Rømø Bight, Dan Baird, Harald Asmus, Ragnhild Asmus, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279: 45–61, 2004 6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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