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Location Armenia, Armavir
Central coordinates 43o 45.17' East  40o 7.99' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iv, B2
Area 19,363 ha
Altitude 916 - 1,312m
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
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  1995  6-10 individuals  medium  B2  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1995  1,000-1,500 individuals  medium  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis breeding  1995  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  B2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1995  9,500-15,000 individuals  medium  B1iv   


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
military minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sardarapat. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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