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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 49o 15.90' East  55o 2.33' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 14,730 ha
Altitude 76 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Shallow part of Kuybyshev reservior, with islands, and located near Bulgar village.

Key Biodiversity Stoping place for water birds on passage.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1990  10-200 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1995  500-3,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1989  10,000-70,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1989  4,000-10,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1989  1,000-40,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla passage  1991  10-15 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media passage  1994  100-150 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1990  500-1,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1990  50-150 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1989  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Spasski Zakaznik 17,979 protected area contains site 14,730  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  20%
Shrubland   10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  45%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
forestry 20%
military 3%
tourism/recreation 17%
water management -

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bulgarski. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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