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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 57o 7.00' East  53o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 112 - 753m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Mountain valley of Zilim river with wide floodplain in the sources of river, but very narrow canions in the middle reachers (up to 170 m high).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus breeding  1996  22 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  10  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  53 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  1996  1,212 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1996  22  good  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  90%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 100%
hunting 20%
tourism/recreation 60%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References I.V.Karyakin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain valley of Zilim river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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