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Location Ukraine, Kherson
Central coordinates 31o 50.00' East  46o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 72,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description Yagorlytskiy (34,000 ha) and Tendrovskiy (38,000 ha) Bays, in the Black Sea, with sandy beaches.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1999  50-1,000 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1992  15,000-40,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1992  15,000-40,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1992  400-2,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser winter  1992  400-2,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1999  500-2,500 individuals  unknown  A1  Endangered 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  1992  17,000-21,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos passage  1992  180,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos winter  1992  180,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  1992  85,000-100,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina passage  1992  85,000-100,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1992  55,000-90,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila winter  1992  55,000-90,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima resident  1992  700 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Egretta garzetta passage  1992  76,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea passage  1992  5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus resident  1999  800-1,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1992  15,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla passage  1999  50 individuals  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  1999  5-50 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Coot Fulica atra passage  1992  430,000-450,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Coot Fulica atra winter  1992  430,000-450,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1992  250 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris passage  1992  rare  A1  Critically Endangered 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1999  100 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans breeding  1992  4,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei breeding  1992  6,800-37,450 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1999  100,000-150,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1992  5,250-33,600 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1992  8,300-28,800 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1992  15,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1992  500,000-999,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1992  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1992  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chernomorskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 87,348 protected area contains site 72,000  
Tendrivska Bay Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 38,000 protected area contained by site 38,000  
Yagorlytska Bay Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 34,000 protected area contained by site 34,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National High International High34,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Yagorlytska Bay, 34,000 ha). 38,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Tendrivska Bay, 38,000 ha). 72,000 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Black Sea, 87,348 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yagorlyts'ka and Tendrivs'ka Bays. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014

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