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Location Ukraine, Odessa
Central coordinates 30o 14.00' East  46o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 27,600 ha
Altitude 15 - 35m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A natural wetland in the lower reaches of the Dnestr valley, which includes a man-made reservoir as well as the flood-plain of the Turunchuk river near Belyaevka town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser breeding  1992  130 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1992  25,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1993  120-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1993  1,000-2,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1993  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1992  110-330 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1993  2,000-2,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1992  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dniester-Turunchuk Crossrivers Area Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 76,000 protected area contained by site 10,000  
Nizhnednestrovskiy National Park 21,311 protected area contained by site 21,311  
Northern Part of the Dniester Liman Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 20,000 protected area contains site 27,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -

Protection status National None International High20,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Northern Part of the Dniester Liman, 20,000 ha). 7,600 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Dniester-Turunchuk Crossrivers Area, 7,600 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dnister delta. Downloaded from on 18/09/2014

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