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Location Russia (Central Asian), Sverdlovsk region
Central coordinates 64o 8.00' East  59o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 10,500 ha
Altitude 70 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2002  200-500 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2002  20-50 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2002  2-5 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope breeding  2002  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula breeding  2002  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  2002  3-10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus breeding  2002  20-50 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola breeding  2002  10-50 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Endangered 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%

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 Sysoev V.A.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Big and Small Akh lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014

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