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Location Russia (European), Rostov region
Central coordinates 42o 33.00' East  46o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 19,720 ha
Altitude 13 - 49m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description System of the number of salt-lakes, meanders and native steppe patches.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997  6,000-10,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1997  1,000-4,000 individuals  poor  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1997  120 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta breeding  1997  80-90 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Not Recognised 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus breeding  1997  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  1997  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Vulnerable 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1997  100-140 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Not Recognised 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus breeding  1997  60-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni non-breeding  1997  50-100 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
Sterna nilotica breeding  1997  70-100 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Not Recognised 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei breeding  1997  400-500 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1997  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1997  60-90 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  1997  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lake Manych-Gudilo Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 112,600 protected area contains site 19,200  
Rostovsky Zapovednik 9,465 protected area overlaps with site 4,591  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  44%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Coastline Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 32%
hunting 5%
nature conservation and research 24%
not utilised 64%

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 V.A.Minoranskiy

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Islands in the western part of Lake Manych-Gudilo. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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