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Location Ukraine, Crimea
Central coordinates 36o 20.00' East  45o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 20,510 ha
Altitude 0 - 156m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description An area of natural steppe (formerly included in a military zone) and agriculture (including patches of pseudo-steppe), on the Kerch peninsula near the town of Bagerovo.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea resident  1996  8-12 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea non-breeding  1999  70-100 individuals  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda non-breeding  1995  110-120 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1996  5-7 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax non-breeding  1999  60-70 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   2%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  56%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  33%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 69%
military -
not utilised 7%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bagerove. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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