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Location Russia (Asian), Kamchatka
Central coordinates 156o 37.78' East  50o 48.87' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 22,900 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri winter  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima winter  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
King Eider Somateria spectabilis winter  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis winter  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
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)  
Volcanoes of Kamchatka World Heritage Site 3,830,200 protected area overlaps with site 2,774  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   -
Coastline   -

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: First Kuril strait. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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