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Location Russia (Asian), Yakutia
Central coordinates 160o 9.65' East  69o 16.08' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 1,300,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri breeding  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea breeding  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kolyma Delta Zakaznik 1,973,170 protected area contains site 650,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Estuarine waters  -
Grassland Tundra  -

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: Kolyma delta. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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