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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 45o 6.00' East  45o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 45,000 ha
Altitude 17 - 37m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Site description The IBA is located in the north of the Stavropol region, on border with the Kalmyk Republic

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1996  10-300 individuals  medium  A1, B1i  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2006  100-12,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser non-breeding  2006  3,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1996  500-4,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor resident  1996  50-500 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea resident  1996  80 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea non-breeding  2006  1,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca non-breeding  1996  70 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  1996  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Endangered 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1996  80-90 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  2006  45-60 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus non-breeding  1996  10,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  2006  300 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo non-breeding  1996  5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  12-20 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  200 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1996  50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  2006  common  A3  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1996  180-200 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata non-breeding  2006  1,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2006  500 individuals  medium  A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2  Near Threatened 
Sterna nilotica breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2  Not Recognised 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans breeding  1996  2,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus breeding  1996  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  good  A3, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1996  200 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2006  20,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  50%
Desert Semidesert  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 35%
hunting 15%
rangeland/pastureland 35%

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.I.Zabelin, A.N.Khokhlov, M.P.Il'yukh

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dadynskiye lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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