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Location Ukraine, Dnepropetrovskaya
Central coordinates 35o 15.00' East  48o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 19,920 ha
Altitude 77 - 121m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description Mixed forest in the Samara valley lowlands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  1996  60-140 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Gadwall Anas strepera breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Garganey Anas querquedula breeding  1996  600-1,100 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1996  100-160 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Great Egret Casmerodius albus breeding  1996  40-60 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus breeding  1996  20-100 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1996  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga breeding  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Vulnerable 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  5-20 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1996  12-13 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  15-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1996  120-200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Turtle-dove Streptopelia turtur breeding  1996  5,300-14,500 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1996  800-2,900 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1996  70-140 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1996  1,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1996  1,600-2,700 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius breeding  1996  30-110 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus breeding  1996  3,600-7,300 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1996  1,300-2,900 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix breeding  1996  480-2,900 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin breeding  1996  300-800 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1996  450-1,700 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos breeding  1996  5,300-5,900 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1996  50-260 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata breeding  1996  2,900-8,800 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1996  2,900-7,300 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs breeding  1996  32,000-44,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  89%
Grassland Humid grasslands  8%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 90%
military 40%
agriculture 8%
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Samars'kyj forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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