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Location Russia (European), Chuvashskaya Republic
Central coordinates 46o 19.08' East  55o 20.53' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3
Area 16,030 ha
Altitude 70 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  2005  600-1,100 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  2005  6,000-12,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2005  85-200 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta passage  1999-2004  9,000-15,000 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1999-2004  10,000-15,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999-2004  20,000-30,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1999-2004  15,000-20,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  2005  12,000-15,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2005  1,500-2,000 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1998-2000  545-800 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2005  115-130 adults only  good  B2  Least Concern 
Sand Martin Riparia riparia breeding  2005  20,000-25,000 breeding pairs  good  B1iii, B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis breeding  2005  10,000-30,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia breeding  2005  25,000-30,000 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra breeding  2005  3,000-4,000 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  2005  13,000-15,000 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1999  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

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

Name Year formed
Youth ecological union in Chuvashia 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  65%
Shrubland Scrub  2%
Grassland Humid grasslands  7%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  14%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  12%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 11%
forestry 65%
hunting 83%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
rangeland/pastureland 9%
fisheries/aquaculture 6%

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 Glushenkov O.V.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Algashka river (Kirsko-Algashinskaya). Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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