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Location Russia (European), Samara region
Central coordinates 49o 47.07' East  53o 23.77' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 23,157 ha
Altitude 28 - 375m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Area located on the shore of the Volga river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  1996  10-15 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  40 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1996  200-500 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus breeding  1996  3,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin breeding  1996  2,500-5,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos breeding  1996  6,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia breeding  1996  1,600 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1996  700-1,600 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1996  5,000-10,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris breeding  1996  400-2,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Zhygulevsky Zapovednik 23,140 protected area contained by site 23,140  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Zhigulevski Zapovednik 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   94%

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 G.P.Lebedeva, I.V.Panteleev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zhigulevski Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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