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Location Russia (European), Samara region
Central coordinates 48o 15.00' East  53o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 40,100 ha
Altitude 200 - 315m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Hilly forest area surrounded by agricultural lands, located on the boundary of Samara and Ul'yanovsk regions.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  400-600 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Stock Dove Columba oenas breeding  1997  40-100 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1997  800-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus breeding  1997  1,200-1,800 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1997  400-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata breeding  1997  3,000-10,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris breeding  1997  800-1,800 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Racheyski Bor 2002

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  50%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  47%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 50%
urban/industrial/transport 10%

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 G.P.Lebedeva, I.V.Panteleev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Racheyski forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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