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Location Azerbaijan, Karadag
Central coordinates 49o 31.00' East  39o 57.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 200 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)

Site description The largest island of the Baku archipelago, Glynanyi is volcanic in origin and almost devoid of vegetation, because of its large rabbit population.

Key Biodiversity The site of Azerbaijan's largest colony of Larus cachinnans and one of the largest in the Caspian Basin. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Tadorna ferruginea (50 pairs), Sterna hirundo (min. 500 pairs), S. albifrons (80 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  500 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  50 breeding pairs  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Larus cachinnans breeding  10,000-11,000 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
NAT AZ015 Game Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0  

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

Name Year formed
info avialable at AOS 1996


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA covered by Game Reserve.

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

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