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Location Russia (European), Novgorod region
Central coordinates 31o 56.08' East  59o 15.32' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 18,185 ha
Altitude 18 - 32m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Floodplain with a system of small lakes. Partly forested and partly covered by scrub in very wet areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1993  2 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1995  20-30 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1995  50-150 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  30%
Artificial - terrestrial   10%
Forest   40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 40%
hunting 95%
not utilised 20%

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 A.L.Mischenko, O.V.Sukhanova

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Volkhov river. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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