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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 45o 58.42' East  55o 49.20' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 25,500 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Key Biodiversity Important area for prepassage gathering of Common cranes (up to 1100 ind.).Important area for waterbird aggregations.

Non-bird biodiversity: Fauna. Papilio machaon.Flora. Potamogeton friezi.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  100-200 males only  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  2004  500-1,100 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Pylnyn department of hunting control 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   27%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  9%
Artificial - terrestrial   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport 1%
forestry 27%
rangeland/pastureland 76%
other 10%
Notes: Haying

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: Kurmyshskaya flood-land. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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