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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 15.00' East  43o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 3,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Steppe lakes in the lowland of the mouth of Sulak river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1998  50-70 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1998  2,000 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1998  200-250 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Not Recognised 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1998  35-50 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  80%
Desert Semidesert  10%
Grassland   5%
Artificial - terrestrial   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
hunting 100%

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: Temirgoiskiye lakes. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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