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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kurgan region
Central coordinates 67o 46.18' East  55o 32.10' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 4,600 ha
Altitude 128 - 134m
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  700-1,200 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  2003-2004  5-10 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena breeding  2003  200-600 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus breeding  2003  400-800 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis breeding  2003  500-1,300 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2003  20,000 individuals  good  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   30%
Wetlands (inland)   70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
fisheries/aquaculture 30%
hunting 70%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bykovo lake. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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