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Location Russia (European), Komi Republic
Central coordinates 50o 26.58' East  61o 9.93' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 143,730 ha
Altitude 150 - 180m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Rather high anthropogenic developed valley located to the south from Syktyvkar town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1996  50-150 individuals  A1, B1i  Vulnerable 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  1996  15-30 breeding pairs  A3  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  200-350 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus breeding  1996  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1996  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  1996  1,000 breeding pairs  A3, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa resident  1996  5-15 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula resident  1996  40-80 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus resident  1996  80-120 breeding pairs  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus breeding  1996  200-600 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus resident  1996  100-200 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis breeding  1996  2,200 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  1996  2,000-2,100 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus unknown  1996  1 individuals  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera breeding  1996  500-3,000 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Abkerdzhskiy Zakaznik 500 protected area contained by site 500  
Boloto bez nazvaniya u pos.Bortombaza Nature Monument 43 protected area contained by site 43  
Garsibskiy Nature Monument 12 protected area contained by site 12  
Kadzheromskiy Nature Monument 120 protected area contained by site 120  
Vizingskiy Zakaznik 9,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  10%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  4%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Urban parks and gardens  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 100%

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.M.Anufriev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valley of Sysola river. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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