Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Vicinity of Korgalzhyn village
Kazakhstan, Akmola region
70o 3.00' East 50o 35.00' North
A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
325 - 337m
Year of IBA assessment
Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (Affiliate)
Site description Short-grass meadows near the small town Korgalzhyn situated 120 km south-west of Astana, near the Nura river. The natural surrounding landscape is Festuca-Arthemisia steppe. Within a radius of 3-4 km from the town, there are pastures with different intensities of grazing where several colonies of Sociable Lapwing exist.
Key Biodiversity Seven breeding colonies of Sociable Lapwing; plus wagtails, pipits, some larks. Other birds are typical of anthropogenic landscapes.