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Location Russia (Central Asian), Tyumen region,Yamalo-Nenetsky region
Central coordinates 68o 45.00' East  67o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 876,300 ha
Altitude 0 - 334m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus breeding  2005  15-100 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus non-breeding  2005  20-2,000 individuals  poor  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta breeding  1986-2000  11,500-19,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  1986-2005  150-600 individuals  poor  A3, A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope non-breeding  1986-2000  1,000-7,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila breeding  2000  300 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Melanitta nigra breeding  2000  300 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Not Recognised 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula breeding  2000  25-100 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  2000  50 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator breeding  2005  20-110 breeding pairs  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator non-breeding  2005  30-200 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Goosander Mergus merganser non-breeding  2005  100-500 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus breeding  1999  900-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica breeding  2000  350 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1981-2005  2,000-5,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus breeding  1981-2005  500-1,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea breeding  2000  2,500 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus breeding  2000  300 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Inornate Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1999  80,000-95,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gornokhadatinski Zakaznik 187,410 protected area overlaps with site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded tundra  10%
Shrubland   10%
Grassland Tundra  20%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  55%
Rocky areas   1%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 50%
forestry 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 1%
hunting 80%

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 Metchnikova S.A.Pokrovskaya I.V.Romanov M.S.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Basins of the Schuchya and Khadytayakha rivers. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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