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Location Russia (European), Vologda region
Central coordinates 42o 1.50' East  60o 8.80' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 26,625 ha
Altitude 150 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Lake in the eastern part of Vologda region with glacial origin, surrounded by the raised bogs and fens. Spruce and pine forests are dominated, many trees are about 160-170 years old.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1995  100 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1995  2 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1995  100 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sondugskiy Zakaznik 10,219 protected area contained by site 10,219  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research 28%

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 A.V.Zav'yalov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sondugski Reserve and its outskirts. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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