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Location Armenia, Armavir
Central coordinates 44o 11.29' East  40o 5.76' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iv, B2
Area 10,296 ha
Altitude 836 - 868m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris breeding  1995  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1995  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1995  200-300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1995  100-300 individuals  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  1995  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1995  2,000-4,000 individuals  medium  B1iv   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   minor
Desert   minor
Wetlands (inland)   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
fisheries/aquaculture minor
hunting major
military minor
urban/industrial/transport major
water management minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Metsamor. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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