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Location Ukraine, Zaporozhie
Central coordinates 36o 19.00' East  46o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A bay and peninsula in the Sea of Azov.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1999  2,000 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1992  4,000-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1999  50 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Not Recognised 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1992  120 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba passage  1999  500-600 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1992  1,330 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1999  25,000-35,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1999  5,000-10,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1999  5,000-10,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1999  10,000-19,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1999  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Obytochna Spit and Obytochna Bay Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 2,000 protected area contains site 2,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Sand dunes and beaches  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International High2,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Obytochna Spit and Obytochna Bay, 2,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Obytichna peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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