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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 48o 5.00' East  42o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 3,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Rather large salt-lake located to the north-west from Derbent, not so far from Caspian coast.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2004  15-25 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  2004  1-10 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -
Desert Semidesert  16%
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
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).

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References G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Adzhi Lake. Downloaded from on 01/10/2014

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