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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 45o 55.13' East  57o 25.32' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 21,675 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Myotis daubentoni, M. brandti.Cypripedium calceolus, Rubus arcticus, R. humulifolius, Glyceria lithuanica, Nymphaea alba, Potamogeton friezi, P. praelongus, Huperzia selago, Botrychium multifidum.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2004  2,500-3,000 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  400-700 males only  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2004  120 males only  unknown  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  16%
Forest Native coniferous woodland  76%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  8%
Artificial - terrestrial   20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport minor
nature conservation and research 7%

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: Flood-plain of rivers Usta and Vaya in Urenski district. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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