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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 53o 50.00' East  55o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 56,255 ha
Altitude 62 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Large patches of floodplain with many lakes and meanders, and covered by aquatic vegetation and wet forest.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1988  10-20 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser breeding  1988  100-300 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  1989  1,000-5,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera passage  1989  1,000-10,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos breeding  1989  15,000-100,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos passage  1989  30,000-200,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata breeding  1989  500-1,500 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  1989  1,400-31,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Garganey Spatula querquedula passage  1989  500-50,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca breeding  1989  2,000-10,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1989  5,500-27,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina breeding  1989  150-5,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina passage  1989  300-16,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1989  8,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo passage  1995  500-10,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1988  20-1,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kamsko-Ikskiy Zakaznik 18,600 protected area overlaps with site 10,465  
Reka Ik Nature Monument 25,112 protected area overlaps with site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  41%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  39%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Scrub  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
fisheries/aquaculture 39%
nature conservation and research 5%

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 Yu.A.Gorshkov, A.S.Ayupov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kamsko-Ikski area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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