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Location Ukraine, Kiev
Central coordinates 31o 8.00' East  50o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 52,800 ha
Altitude 91 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Semi-natural forest of pine Pinus on sand-dunes, with numerous marshes, in the Dnepr lowlands, near the villages of Staroe, Soshnikov, Kalnoe, Kovalin, Devichki, Golovurov, Erkovci and Mirnoe.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1996  3-5 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  30%
Shrubland   2%
Grassland Humid grasslands  43%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  7%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  -
Unknown   18%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
military 50%
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rzhyschivs'ke Game Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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