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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 38o 25.00' East  46o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 14,800 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description A large coastal lake with shallow waters, fringe vegetation and many islands, near the shores of Krasnodarsky kray.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2004  50-1,045 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea breeding  1999  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba passage  2004  109-967 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  1999  56-70 breeding pairs  good  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo resident  2004  2,168 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Sterna nilotica breeding  1999  20-150 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B2  Not Recognised 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans breeding  1999  2,500-4,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus breeding  1999  3,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei breeding  1999  600-700 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1999  400 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  1999  250-900 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1999  410-600 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1999  2,500-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1999  84-200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ozero Khanskoe Nature Monument 10,332 protected area overlaps with site 10,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Salt marshes; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%
forestry 10%
military 10%
not utilised 80%

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khanskoye Lake. Downloaded from on 19/09/2014

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