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Location Russia (Asian), Buryatia
Central coordinates 106o 27.82' East  52o 16.37' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 56,561 ha
Altitude 455 - 465m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kabansky Zakaznik (Federal) 12,100 unknown 0  
Lake Baikal World Heritage Site 8,800,000 protected area contains site 56,561  
Selenga Delta Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 12,100 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Inland deltas  -

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Selenga delta. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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