Oksem, Dongsolbatsem, Sesolbatsem and Namsolbatsem Islands Important Bird Area

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The islands are important as nesting sites for endangered black-faced spoonbills

The Oksem, Dongsolbatsem, Sesolbatsem and Namsolbatsem Islands Important Bird Area comprises a group of small islands, with a collective area of about 50 ha, in the north-eastern Yellow Sea, lying close to the western coast of North Korea. The site has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports breeding endangered black-faced spoonbills.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oksem, Dongsolbatsem, Sesolbatsem and Namsolbatsem islands". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  2. ^ Chong Jong-Ryol & Pak U-Il (2000). The breeding sites and distribution of Black-faced Spoonbills Platalea minor in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). In: "Conservation and research of Black-faced Spoonbills and their habitats", eds Ueta, M.; Kurosawa, R.; & Allen, D. (PDF). Tokyo: Wild Bird Society of Japan. pp. 5–9. 

Coordinates: 39°27′00″N 124°37′00″E / 39.45000°N 124.61667°E / 39.45000; 124.61667