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Location Russia (European), Orenburg region
Central coordinates 53o 43.17' East  51o 17.38' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2
Area 21,950 ha
Altitude 70 - 85m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Meadows in the floodplain of Ilek river on the south-east of Orenburg region near Kazakhstan boundari.

Key Biodiversity In total more then 50 species are stooping on area during migration.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Garganey Spatula querquedula breeding  1997  3,000-4,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina passage  1997  3,000-4,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Vulnerable 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  1997  4-5 breeding pairs  good  B2  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  6%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  79%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
forestry 6%
water management 8%

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 A.V.Davygora

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kupy area. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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