Kumya Bay Important Bird Area

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The bay is an important wintering site for greater white-fronted geese

The Kumya Bay Important Bird Area lies on the eastern coast of North Korea on the Sea of Japan. It comprises 4500 ha of estuarine waters, rivers and saltpans, encompassing a 2000 ha protected area. It has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports significant populations of various birds, including swan geese, bean geese, greater white-fronted geese, mute swans, whooper swans, Steller's sea-eagles, white-naped cranes and red-crowned cranes.[1]


  1. ^ "Kumya Bay". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 

Coordinates: 39°24′00″N 127°25′00″E / 39.40000°N 127.41667°E / 39.40000; 127.41667