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JP059Tama river

Site Description


The Tamagawa river running through the central region of Akita Prefecture is the biggest tributary of the Omonogawa river. In the neighborhood of Uguisuno, the river has been straightened to run linearly, and paddy fields stretch inside the banks. In the lower riverbed are small sandbars and “WANDO” (small riverside inlets), however no wide dry riverbed exists. Some reed beds and Salix forests are found here and there, in the lower and higher dry riverbed area within banks.

Area & Coordinates

44ha 39°34′N 140°33′E
region: Tohoku



Designation Type

Wildlife Protection Area (Local)

Protection Status


Conservation issues


Breeding resident

Tachybaptus ruficollis, Egretta alba, Ardea cinerea, Anas poecilorhyncha, Milvus migrans, Accipiter gentilis, Buteo buteo, Alcedo atthis, Motacilla alba , Parus montanus, Parus varius, Parus major

Winter visitor

Anser albifrons, Cygnus cygnus, Cygnus columbianus, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas acuta, Bucephala clangula, Mergus merganser, Turdus naumanni



©SAKURADA Hiroyuki

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