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Location Russia (European), Arkhangelsk region
Central coordinates 38o 49.08' East  61o 44.02' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 192,560 ha
Altitude 128 - 186m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Area located at the south of Arkhangelsk region near Kargopol town and includes a number of agricultural fields surrounded by fens and raised bogs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  1991  500-1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1996  1-1,000 individuals  poor  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  30,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1996  70,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  200 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  4,000-10,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus passage  1996  20,000-40,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  69%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Water fringe vegetation  40%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  9%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 8%
forestry 70%
hunting 99%

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 N.V.Anzigitova, E.A.Kuznetsov, V.T.But'ev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kargopol' area. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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