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Location Russia (Central Asian), Sverdlovsk region
Central coordinates 59o 28.00' East  57o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 86,000 ha
Altitude 206 - 755m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Site description Data gor 1998

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1988-1998  6-38 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  1998  32 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  1998  4 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa breeding  1998  6 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula breeding  1988-1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1988-1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1998  12 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  1988-1998  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  1988-1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  1988-1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  1988-1998  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Visimsky Reserve and security zone Zapovednik 80,000 protected area contained by site 80,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   90%
Grassland   4%
Artificial - terrestrial   6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 5%
tourism/recreation 5%
not utilised 40%
nature conservation and research 73%

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 Larin E.G.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Visimsky zapovednik and vicinity. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014

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