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Location Russia (Central Asian), Novosibirsk region
Central coordinates 77o 43.43' East  55o 14.85' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 23,500 ha
Altitude 108 - 118m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for migrating waterbirds and Grus grus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1998-2004  20-180 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1998-2004  900-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera passage  1991-2004  1,500-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  2004  30-400 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1991-2004  1,500-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1991-2004  10,000-30,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Urochishche Stchuchy ozera Landscape Park 7,248 protected area contained by site 7,248  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   10%
Grassland   20%
Wetlands (inland)   70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
nature conservation and research 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 Yurlov A.K.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Schuch'i lakes. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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