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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 40.00' East  42o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 14,500 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,247m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Central part of the eastern submountain od Dagestan. Sites are located between 300 and 1247 m in high. Mosaic of the broadleaved forestst, srubs and steppes patches.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2002-2007  10-30 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  2006  100 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2002-2007  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2002-2007  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  2002  100 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kayakentskiy Zakaznik 23,700 is identical to site 14,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   40%
Shrubland Scrub  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  23%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Rocky areas   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 60%
nature conservation and research 100%
not utilised 5%
urban/industrial/transport 2%

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 G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kayakentski reserve. Downloaded from on 17/09/2014

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