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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 43o 24.62' East  55o 41.20' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 28,150 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Key Biodiversity Nesting Lanius excubitor, Tringa stagnatilis, T. glareola, T, totanus, Xenus cinereus, Columba oenas, Alcedo atthis, Coracias garullus, Picus canus, Picoides tridactylus, Sylvia nisoria, Ficedula albicollis, Locustella naevia, Coturnix coturnix, Limosa limosa, Strix aluco, Asio flammeus Glaucidium passerinum, Aegolius funereus, Lullula arborea, Troglodytes troglodytes, Emberiza hortulana.

Non-bird biodiversity: Fauna. Desmana moschata, Nyctalus lasiopterus, N. noctula, N. leisleri, Pipistrellus nathusii, Vespertilio murinus, Vipera berus, Muscardinus avellanarius, Myotis daubentoni, M. dasycneme, M. brandti, Parnassius apollo, P. mnemosine, Papilio machaon, Iphiclius podalirius, Carabus nitens, Copris lunaris, Xylocopa violacea.Flora. Cypripedium calceolus, Cephalanthera rubra, Trapa natans, Corallorhiza trifida, Cypripedium guttatum, Hammarbya paludosa, Najas marina, N. minor, Drosera anglica, Carex pauciflora, Salix lapponum, S. myrtilloides, Empetrum nigrum, Epipactis palustris, Oxycoccus microcarpus, Carex bohemica, Potamogrton trichoides, P. friesii, P. praelongus, Helichrysum arenarium, Glyceria lithuanica, Ceratophyllum platyacanthum, Cystopteris sudetica, Gymnocarpium robertianum, Diplazium sibiricum, Botrychium lunaria, B. virginianum, Ophioglossum vulgatum, Equisetum scirpoides, Huperzia selago.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  30-40 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Youth center in village Sosnovka 2005
Caretaker of IBA Sredneye techeniye reki Serezha 2005

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  64%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  84%
Grassland   6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 60%
urban/industrial/transport minor
rangeland/pastureland 38%
fisheries/aquaculture 3%
tourism/recreation 50%
hunting 60%
other 5%
Notes: haying
nature conservation and research 22%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forest in the middle reaches of Serezha river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014

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