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Location Ukraine, Odessa
Central coordinates 30o 12.00' East  46o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 7,000 ha
Altitude 30 - 85m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description An estuary on the Black Sea coast near Odessa, with sandy beaches adjoined by steppe and arable land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna winter  1992  2,200 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1992  130 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1999  25-60 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Not Recognised 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1999  400-1,500 breeding pairs  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1999  300-2,500 breeding pairs  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1992  19-260 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1999  100-5,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuyal'nyts'kyj lyman. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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