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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 45o 19.02' East  56o 20.18' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 316,010 ha
Altitude 72 - 118m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description One of the largest peatlands in the European part of Russia consisting of forested and open bogs.

Key Biodiversity Even though available bird data is rather old and undoubtly incomplete, the IBA is one of the most important areas for birds in European Russia and is still in a natural condition.

Non-bird biodiversity: Plecotus auritus, Myotis brandti, M. dacucneme, Nyctalis noctula, Pipistrellus nathusii, Vespertilio murinus, Lutra lutra, Parnassius apollo, Dryomys nitedula, Vipera berus.Dactylorhiza traunsterneri, Cephalanthera rubra, Neottianthe cucullata.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  2004  4,600-5,000 individuals  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  2004  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus present  A3  Vulnerable 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2004  8-11 individuals  good  B2  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  2-3 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2004  420-470 breeding pairs  unknown  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2004  20-50 males only  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2004  100-300 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Near Threatened 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  2004  500-1,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A3, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus breeding  2004  460-550 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2004  60-70 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa breeding  2004  1-2 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2004  1,500-1,800 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla present  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica present  A3  Least Concern 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeding  2004  12-15 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kama-Bakaldino Mires Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 226,500 protected area contains site 120,000  
Kerzhensky Zapovednik 46,940 protected area contained by site 46,940  

Local conservation groups The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Students of Rustay middle school 2005
Ngo Club "Spring" 2005
Selskomazsk department of Lyskovo forestry 2005
Mikhailovo forestry 2005
Caretakers of Kamsko-Bakaldinskiye Bolota 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  65%
Grassland Humid grasslands  15%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  85%
Artificial - terrestrial   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 70%
nature conservation and research 25%
other -

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 S.V.Bakka

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kamsko-Bakaldinskiye marshes. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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