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Location Russia (European), Arkhangelsk region
Central coordinates 43o 39.07' East  65o 30.47' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 142,825 ha
Altitude
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  1999  2,000-3,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1999  10,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999  50,000-100,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  1999  2,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope breeding  1999  15,000-20,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca breeding  1999  4,000-5,000 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula breeding  1999  3,000-4,000 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula breeding  1999  1,500-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  1999  700-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator passage  1999  4,000-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Goosander Mergus merganser breeding  1999  800-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica breeding  1999  700-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus breeding  1999  2,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1999  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kuoiskiy Zakaznik 24,700 protected area contained by site 24,700  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  30%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 1%
forestry 100%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuloy river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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