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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 43o 12.87' East  49o 36.05' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 201,490 ha
Altitude 40 - 110m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1999  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1999  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1999  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1999  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1999  20-50 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Not Recognised 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Archedinskiye Peski 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Treeline ecotone  15%
Shrubland   5%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  55%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  8%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 35%
forestry 15%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
hunting 100%
not utilised 50%
nature conservation and research 20%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Archedinskiye sands. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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