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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 47o 39.22' East  51o 3.83' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 72,290 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description An area of agricultural land which has been replaced by steppe during the last 10-12 years as agricultural use has ceased.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1996  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  1996  1-3 breeding pairs  good  A3  Near Threatened 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1996  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1996  225 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  1996  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1996  30-50 breeding pairs  good  A1, A3, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Saratovskiy Zakaznik 44,300 protected area overlaps with site 44,300  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Okrestnosti Borisoglebovki 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  91%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 86%
forestry 5%

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.N.MoseikinA. N. AntonchikovA. V. BelyachenkoV. V. Piskunov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vicinity of Borisoglebovka (Saratovski [Semenovski] Reserve). Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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