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Location Ukraine, Poltava
Central coordinates 33o 24.00' East  50o 17.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 1,500 ha
Altitude 96 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Natural wetlands in the Sula river lowlands near the villages of Bodakva, Senha and Plaskivschina, dominated by beds of reed Phragmites and sedge Carex.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  2,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1996  50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
not utilised 90%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bodakivs'ke marsh. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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