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Location Azerbaijan, Astara
Central coordinates 48o 42.00' East  38o 25.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)



Site description Broadleaved forests and scrub in the Astara-chai valley. When part of the Soviet Union, the area had been within the restricted border zone, requiring a special pass to enter (`Other' land-use).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  3 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  abundant  B3  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Imamverdiyev Ali 2006

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Shrubland Scrub  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Astara-chai valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014

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