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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 38o 20.00' East  46o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 24,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description An area of sea shore in the western part of Krasnodarski region. Just one part of the huge system of fresh and salt water bodies which are located in this region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus non-breeding  1996  500 individuals  poor  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina winter  1996  500 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca winter  1996  200-300 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  2004  67 breeding pairs  good  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  2004  4,000-5,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1996  500 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  2003  600 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans breeding  1999  3,850-5,700 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus breeding  2004  5,000-6,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei breeding  2003  1,300 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  2004  1,400 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  2004  1,100 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  2004  9,000-10,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2003  4,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1999  150-300 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes; Shingle & stony beaches  95%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 25%
hunting 50%
tourism/recreation 15%
unknown 75%

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: Yeiski salt-lakes. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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