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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kurgan region
Central coordinates 63o 56.00' East  54o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 11,000 ha
Altitude 90 - 110m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  2001  1,000-10,000 individuals  poor  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  2001  5-10 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2001  150-200 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  7%
Shrubland   20%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  45%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  13%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
rangeland/pastureland 3%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
other 10%
Notes: haying

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mouth of the river Uj. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014

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