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Location Russia (European), Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic
Central coordinates 41o 18.98' East  43o 27.47' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B1iv, B2
Area 85,064 ha
Altitude 1,260 - 4,047m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description The upper reaches of the river Teberda on the northern slopes of Bolshoi Caucasus.

Key Biodiversity This area is also a bottleneck for many raptors - certainly more then 3000 in total, but no special counts have been made.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  1996  1,000-1,100 breeding pairs  good  A1, A2, A3, B2  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  1996  900-1,000 breeding pairs  good  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Falco peregrinus resident  1996  5-7 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  5-7 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  1996  40-60 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi breeding  1996  2,500-4,000 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  1996  40-60 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  1996  500-1,000 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla breeding  1996  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala unknown  1996  present  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 low near favourable high

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Falco peregrinus 7 4 breeding pairs 58 not assessed
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 7 5 breeding pairs 72 near favourable
Sitta krueperi Krueper's Nuthatch 4000 4000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tichodroma muraria Wallcreeper 40 20 breeding pairs 50 not assessed

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Teberdinsky Zapovednik 84,996 protected area contained by site 84,996  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   34%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
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.Polivanov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Teberdinski Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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