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Location Russia (European), Perm region,Udmurtia Republic
Central coordinates 53o 52.72' East  56o 43.10' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 40,850 ha
Altitude 77 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description A narrow strip of wet forest, along the Kama river, on the boundary between Udmurtia Republic and Perm region.

Key Biodiversity Spring gatherings of migrating waterbirds number up to 20,000 or more, but there are no accurate counts for individual species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1991  5 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  95 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1996  75 breeding pairs  A1  Near Threatened 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1996  450 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1991  200 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus breeding  1996  800 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  1996  10 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nechkinsky National Park 20,700 protected area overlaps with site 17,677  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  60%
Grassland Humid grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -

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 I.V.Karyakin

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