Lake Kwangpo

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The lake is an important site for Swinhoe's rails

Lake Kwangpo lies near the coast of South Hamgyong Province of North Korea. A 4500 ha site encompassing the lake, including adjacent rice paddies and the 2,000-hectare (4,900-acre) Lake Kwangpo Protected Area, has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports populations of various water- and wetland birds. Birds for which the site is of conservation significance include swan geese, greater white-fronted geese, mute swans, whooper swans, grey herons, Swinhoe's rails, white-naped cranes and red-crowned cranes.[1]


  1. ^ "Lake Kwangpo". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 

Coordinates: 39°46′00″N 127°28′00″E / 39.76667°N 127.46667°E / 39.76667; 127.46667