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Location Russia (European), Ul'yanovsk region
Central coordinates 49o 17.10' East  54o 2.47' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 75,081 ha
Altitude 46 - 140m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description The area is a shallow water bay in the Ul'yanovsk part of Kuybyshev reservoir, located to the south-east of Ul'yanovsk, in a highly developed part of region.

Key Biodiversity A total of more then 20,000 waterfowls and gulls, and up to 10,000 waders (Calidris sp, Tringa sp.) stop over during migration.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1993  100,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1993  100,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1995  4-14 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1993  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cheremshanskiy Zakaznik 2,902 protected area contained by site 2,902  
Ostrov Borok Nature Monument 19 protected area contained by site 19  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  9%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  73%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 68%
forestry 8%
hunting 10%
tourism/recreation 90%
water management -

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 O.V.Borodin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cheremshanski Bay of Kuybyshev Resrvoir. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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