|Location||Russia (European), Moscow region,Tver region|
|Central coordinates||35o 29.27' East 56o 17.92' North|
|Altitude||150 - 182m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description Forested area with a number of bogs and fens surrounded by agricultural lands, which are used by cranes as feeding places.
Key Biodiversity In 1995 not all area were covered by counting of cranes, so in reallity it very possible that number of the gathering cranes several times more than 1100. Also there is an information that Gallinago media are breeding on area, but no special researches were made.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Crane Grus grus||passage||1995||1,100 individuals||medium||B1i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||42%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs||5%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas||54%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lotoshino crane gathering. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014
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