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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 45o 35.00' East  51o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 20,620 ha
Altitude 100 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description The IBA consists of the high, forested banks of the Volga river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1996  15-30 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nizhne-Bannovski Nature Monument 14,023 protected area contained by site 14,023  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   22%
Artificial - terrestrial   68%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 68%
forestry 22%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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 V.N.Moseikin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stepan Rasin Rock. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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