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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 46o 3.40' East  55o 23.43' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 68,100 ha
Altitude 65 - 214m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Flora. Stipa pennata, S. pulcherrima, Adonis vernalis, Astragalus austriacus, Centaurea ruthenica.Fauna. Allactaga jaculus, Citellus suslicus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2004  30,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  150-300 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  2004  500-1,100 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2004  82 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2004  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

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

Name Year formed
Baryatino middle school 2005
Petryaskino middle school in Pilnin district 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   6%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  2%
Shrubland   1%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  16%
Artificial - terrestrial   65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 85%
forestry 6%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
hunting 95%
fisheries/aquaculture 1%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References S.V.Bakka, N.Yu.Kiseleva.

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

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