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Location Russia (Asian), Magadan
Central coordinates 147o 39.15' East  59o 50.37' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 347,000 ha
Altitude 35 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Pintail Anas acuta unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
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)  
Kava Zakaznik 566,000 protected area contains site 62,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -
Forest Forest tundra (boreal/arctic)  -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Raised and blanket bogs  -
Shrubland   -

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 A.V.Andreev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Chelomdzha valley and Kava-Chelomdzha interfluve. Downloaded from on 02/12/2015

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