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Location Russia (European), Ul'yanovsk region
Central coordinates 46o 54.45' East  54o 31.70' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 22,972 ha
Altitude 86 - 155m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Wet forest with open mire areas and several lakes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1985  1 breeding pairs  good  B2  Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  4-20 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  200-600 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Boloto Konskoe Nature Monument 6 protected area contained by site 6  
Boloto Mokhovoe-Dolgoe Nature Monument 50 protected area contained by site 50  
Ozero Picherskoe s reliktovymi lesami Nature Monument 234 protected area contained by site 234  
Surskiy Zakaznik 22,200 protected area overlaps with site 9,200  

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

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Mezhdurech'ye Sury i Barysha 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   85%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  7%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 16%
forestry 85%
hunting 40%
nature conservation and research 57%

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 O.V.Borodin, S.L.Smirnova

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Watershed between Sura and Barysh rivers. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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