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Location Russia (European), Samara region
Central coordinates 49o 17.85' East  53o 46.47' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 37,845 ha
Altitude 48 - 89m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Shallow water along the shore of the Kuybyshev reservoir.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  15-2,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  1996  42 individuals  A1  Least Concern 
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus passage  1996  180,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Suskanskiy zaliv Zakaznik 37,121 unknown 0  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Suskanski Zakaznik 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  28%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  66%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 65%
fisheries/aquaculture 27%
forestry 5%
hunting 70%
nature conservation and research 19%

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 G.P.Lebedeva, I.V.Panteleev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Suskanski Bay of Kuybyshev Resrvoir. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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