|Central coordinates||49o 36.00' East 40o 11.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Site description This is extensive offshore stripe of 10m depth. The most interesting feature of relief of this territory are 5 big artificial dams with some bushes of reed directional to the sea which create very good wind protection in winter time for water birds. These dams were made by Factory of Deepwater Drilling Oil Platforms which is locates here.
Key Biodiversity This is one of very important site for wintering and migration along the sea coast birds. It could accumulate 100 000 or more birds in winter and migration seasons. Following species can have important numbers: Anas platyrhynchos, Netta rufina, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Fulica atra etc. There are some rare birds like Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Pelecanus crispus and National Red Data species Cygnus olor.Site almost have no suitable habitats for breeding birds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina||winter||1996-2005||650-15,218 individuals||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Common Pochard Aythya ferina||winter||1996-2005||1,500-8,000 individuals||good||B1i||Least Concern|
|Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula||winter||1996-2005||1,000-31,850 individuals||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||winter||1996-2005||70 individuals||good||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Common Coot Fulica atra||winter||1996-2005||7,000-40,485 individuals||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|info avialable at AOS||2004|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Coastal lagoons||40%|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||50%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: There is a big and active factory of deep water oil-platforms on this site.|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sahil settlement - "Shelf" factory. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014
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