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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kurgan region
Central coordinates 67o 8.55' East  55o 45.08' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 16,600 ha
Altitude 134 - 140m
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  3,500-5,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata breeding  2003  3,000-6,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Garganey Spatula querquedula breeding  2003  4,000-7,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina breeding  2003  4,500-6,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena breeding  2003  1,000-2,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus breeding  2003  1,000-4,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis breeding  2003  1,500-6,000 breeding pairs  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  2003  300-400 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  2003  80-150 individuals  good  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2003  250-700 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Common Coot Fulica atra breeding  2003  4,000-9,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  2003  100-150 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Not Recognised 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus breeding  2003  800-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2003  500-800 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Near Threatened 
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis breeding  2003  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2004  50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2003  800-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  2003  1,500-5,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2003  20,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   10%
Wetlands (inland)   90%
Artificial - terrestrial   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 15%
hunting 20%

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: Kurtan Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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