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Location Russia (European), Rostov region
Central coordinates 41o 23.25' East  49o 40.70' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 35,895 ha
Altitude 55 - 130m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1991  5-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1998  5-7 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1998  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1991  10-50 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  50%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 60%
forestry 35%
hunting 70%
nature conservation and research 30%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Migulinskiye sands. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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