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Location Ukraine, Volin
Central coordinates 24o 50.00' East  51o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 7,900 ha
Altitude 150 - 169m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A valley with marshes and meadows.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  32 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1996  40-50 breeding pairs  A1  Near Threatened 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  1996  150-250 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  30%
Grassland Humid grasslands  54%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  16%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 70%
forestry 30%
hunting 30%
nature conservation and research 50%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Turiya river valley. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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