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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kurgan region
Central coordinates 67o 14.48' East  55o 51.93' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 5,300 ha
Altitude 133 - 137m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  2003  1,100-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena breeding  2003  200-800 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus breeding  2003  300-1,400 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis breeding  2003  500-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  2004  30-40 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  2003  8-12 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2003  20,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   5%
Grassland   10%
Wetlands (inland)   75%
Artificial - terrestrial   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 30%
not utilised 50%
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).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stekleney Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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