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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 48o 22.00' East  41o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 500 ha
Altitude 200 m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1997  500-1,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba passage  1997  70-300 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus winter  1996  25-30 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  1997  30-100 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  1996  25-50 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  4%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 50%
urban/industrial/transport 10%

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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