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Location Russia (European), Penza region
Central coordinates 45o 17.00' East  53o 1.08' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 9,535 ha
Altitude 140 - 160m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description One of the largest artificial reservoirs in central European Russia, located in the middle of Penza region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1995  5,000-6,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos passage  1995  15,000-25,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla passage  1995  5-14 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 65%
hunting 30%
not utilised 40%
tourism/recreation 100%
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 V.V.Frolov, S.A.Korkina

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Surski reservoir. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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