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Location India, Rajasthan
Central coordinates 75o 39.00' East  25o 27.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 300 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Bardha Dam is a medium sized irrigation dam, with an expanse of c. 300 ha. It is situated 20 km east of the district headquarters of Bundi. The wetland supports a large number of waterfowl, particularly migratory ducks, pelicans, flamingos, Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia, Ruff, Philomachus pugnax Gadwall Anas Strepera, Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus and other waterbirds. The reservoir is controlled by the State Irrigation Department, as its main purpose is to supply water to farmers.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sarkidiornis melanotos 2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1, A3  Critically Endangered 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone resident  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Ruff Calidris pugnax 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - aquatic   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
fisheries/aquaculture -
Notes: Fishing

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Jatinder Kaur and Manoj Kulshreshtha.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bardha Dam. Downloaded from on 30/08/2014

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