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Location Russia (European), Orenburg region,Samara region
Central coordinates 52o 0.00' East  53o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 169,085 ha
Altitude 48 - 219m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description One of the largest tracts of pine forest in the steppe zone of south European Russia, on the boundary between two regions: Samara and Orenburg.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1997  2-5 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Stock Dove Columba oenas breeding  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Wood-pigeon Columba palumbus breeding  1997  800-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  1997  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Tawny Owl Strix aluco resident  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1997  300-1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1997  450-500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis breeding  1997  1,500-1,700 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris breeding  1997  1,500-1,800 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina breeding  1997  9,000-10,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin breeding  1997  17,000-18,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos breeding  1997  2,500-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus breeding  1997  2,500-2,700 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia breeding  1997  1,500-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata breeding  1997  20,000-21,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca breeding  1997  20,000-22,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris breeding  1997  5,000-6,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1997  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Buzulukskiy bor Protected Forest 52,751 protected area contained by site 52,751  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 4%
forestry 90%
not utilised 4%
urban/industrial/transport 3%

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 Lebedeva G.P, Panteleev I.V and V.P.Belik

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Buzulukski forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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