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Location Russia (Central Asian), Novosibirsk region,Omsk region
Central coordinates 75o 27.83' East  54o 24.87' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 112,300 ha
Altitude 75 - 113m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for concervation of Podiceps nigricollis, Oxyura leucocephala, Circus macrourus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Glareola nordmanni.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala unknown  1997-2000  4-7 individuals  medium  A1  Endangered 
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis breeding  1997-2000  22-200 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1997-2000  11-20 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  1997-2002  10-46 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2000-2002  1-3 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  1997-2002  1-4 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1997-2002  100-700 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1997-2001  10 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Stepnoy Zakaznik 75,000 is identical to site 75,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  5%
Shrubland   5%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  71%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  14%
Artificial - terrestrial   3%
Unknown   7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 3%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
nature conservation and research 90%
unknown 5%

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 Yakimenko V.V.Morozov V.V.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kurumbel'skaya steppe. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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