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Location Russia (Asian), Koryakia
Central coordinates 156o 3.68' East  56o 34.07' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 145,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Haematopus ostralegus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris passage  2004  present  A4i  Endangered 
Red Knot Calidris canutus passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis passage  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
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)  
Moroshechnaya River Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 219,000 unknown 0  
Reka Moroshechnaya Zakaznik 150,000 protected area contained by site 150,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Rivers and streams  -

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: Moroshechnaya river. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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