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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 47o 4.17' East  57o 57.70' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 25,590 ha
Altitude 98 - 113m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Key Biodiversity 109 species of birds.

Non-bird biodiversity: Lutra lutra, Myotis brandti, M. dasycneme, M. daubentoni, Eptesicus nilssoni, Nyctalus noctula, Pipistrellus nathusii,Clethrunomys rutikys, Vipera berus.Huperzia selago, Rubus arcticus, Clematis sibirica, Salix lapponum, Corallorhiza trifida.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  2003  30 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa resident  2003  1 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  2003  1 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 2003  300 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  2003  common  A3  Least Concern 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Administration of Pyzhemsky Zakaznik 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  46%
Grassland Humid grasslands  1%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  50%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  3%

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: Pizhemski reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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