People's Republic of Bangladesh

Summary

  • Number of Flyway Network Sites: 6
  • Member since: 2010

Bangladesh has been a Partner since 2010 and is home to 6 Flyway Network Sites, designated under the specifications set by EAAFP. It is an important country for non-breeding individuals of incredibly rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper, and is also part of the breeding range of the endangered Masked Finfoot, among many other waterbirds.

Map of 6 sites

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF102 Nijhum Dweep National Park SIS 2011  View View
EAAF103 Sonadia SIS 2011  View View
EAAF104 Hakaluki Haor SIS 2011  View View
EAAF105 Tanguar Haor SIS 2011  View View
EAAF106 Hail Haor SIS 2011  View View
EAAF141 Ganguirar Char SIS  2018  View

Nijhum Dweep National Park

Location: Noakhali

Coordinates (lat, long): 22.05020, 91.01000

Area: 16352.2 ha

Date of joining: 2011 September 29

Status: National Park

Other listings: No listings

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Greenshank)

Sonadia

Location: Kutubjom Union

Coordinates (lat, long): 21.51000, 91.89000

Area: 4924.0 ha

Date of joining: 2011 September 29

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: No listings

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Greenshank), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot)

Hakaluki Haor

Location: North-Eastern Bangladesh

Coordinates (lat, long): 24.45000, 92.08000

Area: 18000.0 ha

Date of joining: 2011 September 29

Status: Ecologically Critical Area

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, and Others

Important species

Vanellus cinereus (Grey-headed Lapwing), Aythya baeri (Baer's Pochard), Aythya nyroca (Ferruginous Duck), Dendrocygna bicolor (Fulvous Whistling Duck), Dendrocygna javanica (Lesser Whistling Duck), Anas strepera (Gadwall), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler), Podiceps cristatus (Great Created Grebe), Ardea modesta (Eastern Great Egret)

Tanguar Haor

Location: Dharmpasha

Coordinates (lat, long): 25.05000, 91.01000

Area: 25.05000, 91.01000

Date of joining: 2011 September 29

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, and Others

Important species

Hydrophasianus chirurgus (Pheasant-tailed Jacana), Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt), Vanellus cinereus (Grey-headed Lapwing), Dendrocygna bicolor (Fulvous Whistling Duck), Anas strepera (Gadwall), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Anas formosa (Baikal Teal), Anas poecilorhyncha (Spot-billed Duck), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas querquedula (Garganey), Anas falcata (Falcated Duck), Aythya nyroca (Common Pochard), Aythya baeri (Baer's Pochard), Aythya nyroca (Ferruginous Duck), Podiceps cristatus (Great Created Grebe), Ardea modesta (Eastern Great Egret), Ardea intermedia (Intermediate Egret), Egretta garzetta (Little Egret), Fulica atra (Common Coot)

Hail Haor

Location: Sylhet

Coordinates (lat, long): 24.37000, 91.70000

Area: 60000.0 ha

Date of joining: 1996 March 25

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, and Others

Important species

Philomachus pugnax (Ruff), Dendrocygna bicolor (Fulvous Whistling Duck), Ardea modesta (Eastern Great Egret)

Ganguirar Char

Location: the east of Hatia upzila (sub-district), Noakhali

Coordinates (lat, long): 22°15'56.54”N, 91°20'13.78"E

Area: 6,971 Ha

Date of joining: September 25 2018

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Great Knot, Spotted
Greenshank

Important species

Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sand Plover), Charadrius leschenaultii (Greater Sand Plover), Limicola falcinellus (Broad billed Sandpiper), Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper), and Eurynorhynchus pygmeus (Spoon-billed Sandpipers)

Resources

Useful Links:

For pages and posts on the EAAFP site related to Bangladesh follow search: Bangladesh


Habitat Management Plan and Conservation of Threaten WaterBirds in Sonadia Island (by Md. Golam Rabbi, Bangladesh Forest Department)

Biodiversity of Tanguar Haor: A Ramsar Site of Bangladesh Volume I: Wildlife (Published by IUCN; Alam, A.B.M.S., Chowdhury, M.S.M. and Sobhan, I. 2012. IUCN Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Pp. xi+234)