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Table 4 Internationally important wintering sites for the Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) showing maximum counts and current conservation status

From: Migration routes, population status and important sites used by the globally threatened Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor): a synthesis of surveys and tracking studies

Site name Region Longitude (°E) Latitude (°N) Maximum counts Year Conservation status
Ariake Sea North Japan 130.19 33.14 43 2019 Within WDPA
Hakata Bay Japan 130.37 33.60 66 2007 Within WDPA
Shimabara Bay Japan 130.60 32.78 102 2020 Within WDPA
Yatsushiro Sea North Japan 130.63 32.59 95 2017 Within WDPA
Xuanmun Bay Zhejiang, China 121.29 28.17 97 2020 Unprotected
Wenzhou Zhejiang, China 120.89 27.90 89 2019 Unprotected
Min River Estuary Fujian, China 119.62 26.03 71 2017 Within NNRs
Xinghua Bay Fujian, China 119.27 25.48 323 2020 Unprotected
Haifeng Guangdong, China 115.29 22.86 198 2020 Locally protected
Jiangmun Guangdong, China 113.08 22.16 90 2020 Unprotected
Lingao Hainan, China 109.53 19.87 42 2020 Unprotected
Dongfang Hainan, China 108.65 19.21 68 2005 Locally protected
Deep Bay Hong Kong, China 114.04 22.49 462 2010 Partially protected
Taipa-coloane Macau, China 113.56 22.14 61 2016 Locally Protected
Yunlin Taiwan, China 120.26 23.84 102 2020 Unprotected
Chiayi Taiwan, China 120.14 23.33 870 2016 Locally protected
Taijiang National Park Taiwan, China 120.08 23.07 1839 2020 Within WDPA
Kaoshiung Taiwan, China 120.41 22.49 257 2018 Unprotected
Xuan Thuy National Park Vietnam 106.57 20.25 74 2006 Within WDPA
  1. The key wintering sites (> 1% Criterion: 40 birds, n = 14) and important key sites (> 5% Criterion: 200 birds, shown in bold, n = 5) were identified based on the maximum counts during 2004–2020 from the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS). Seven sites currently fall within existing protected area boundaries. In addition, areas used in Deep Bay are partially protected and the Haifeng, Dongfang, Chiayi and Taipa-coloane sites are shown as provincial or state protected area, but the areas used by birds were not within the current national protected area boundary