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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 46o 32.08' East  51o 44.47' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 45,596 ha
Altitude 30 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Upper part of Volgogradskiy reserviour with a lot of lakes and old meandrs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1997  13-16 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1997  15 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1997  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla passage  1997  43-90 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  250-700 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media passage  1997  500-1,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  15%
Grassland Humid grasslands  35%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 5%
not utilised 75%
tourism/recreation 20%
water management -

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.V.Piskunov, A.V.Belyachenko

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: North part of Volgogradski reservoir. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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