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Location Russia (European), Ivanovo region
Central coordinates 40o 12.72' East  57o 9.80' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 900 ha
Altitude 160 m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Artificial reservoir which is an important staging area after end of August - when an mudflats are offered after spliting put the water. In his time a lot of gulls, waders and ducks are feeding here, but the exact numbers of each species needed in more carefull countings.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1998  1,000-3,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  80%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 100%
water management 20%

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 Melnikov V.N.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Morkushskoye reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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