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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 41o 43.42' East  45o 35.03' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 3,300 ha
Altitude 100 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1999  200 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1999  100-1,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ptich'yi (Bird's) Zakaznik 2,800 protected area contained by site 2,800  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 35%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
not utilised 50%

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: Ptich'ye (Bird's) Lake. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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