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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 39.00' East  42o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 250 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Narrow lagoon 7 km lenth with the many small inlets in the nothern part. Area are located very close to the Makhachkala town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1998  10-65 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1998  390-1,300 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1998  150-1,900 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1998  1-2,000 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches  67%
Forest Mixed woodland  7%
Desert Semidesert  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 80%

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 E.V.Vilkov, G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Turalinskaya lagoon. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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