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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 37o 5.00' East  45o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 28,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Closed sea bay with shallow water and islands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1999  5,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor winter  2004  500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba winter  2004  283 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  1999  3-7 breeding pairs  good  B2  Vulnerable 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2004  38 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  2004  1,500-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  2004  10,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1999  200-250 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  2004  100 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B2  Not Recognised 
Sterna nilotica breeding  1999  50-150 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Not Recognised 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans breeding  2004  7,000-8,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans winter  2004  5,318-8,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus breeding  2004  500 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei breeding  2004  300-500 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei passage  2004  3,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  2004  1,500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  2004  300 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  2004  4,000-6,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1999  2,400 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1999  200-250 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  2004  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  5%
Coastline Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats; Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches  70%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%
tourism/recreation 10%

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 M.Kh.Emtyl, Yu.V.Lokhman, A.M.Ivanenko, P.A.Tilba

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kiziltash limans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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