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Location Russia (European), Perm region
Central coordinates 59o 7.15' East  61o 12.68' North
IBA criteria A3, B2, B3
Area 219,895 ha
Altitude 252 - 1,469m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description A forested mountain with alpine grass and boreal montane habitat (tundra-like) on the summit.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  1990  10 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1990  200 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  1990  200 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa resident  1990  30 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula resident  1990  20 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  1990  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus breeding  1990  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis breeding  1990  100 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis breeding  1990  50 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  1990  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  1990  100 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera breeding  1990  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Vishersky Zapovednik 241,200 protected area contains site 219,895  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  70%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Verkhnevisherski mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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