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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 40o 3.00' East  43o 21.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iv
Area 1,500 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description An artificial agricultural landscape surrounded by many towns and villages.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex passage  1995  700-800 individuals  A1  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus passage  1997-2002  30 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1995  3,000 individuals  B1iv   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  80%
Wetlands (inland)   10%
Shrubland Scrub  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
urban/industrial/transport 10%
rangeland/pastureland 10%

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 P.A.Tilba

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Imeretinskaya lowland. Downloaded from on 18/04/2014

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