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Location Ukraine, Donetsk
Central coordinates 38o 5.00' East  47o 9.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2
Area 400 ha
Altitude 50 - 55m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Valley lowlands near the town of Novoazovsk.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1994  40 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1994  1,000-1,200 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Elanchyk river valley. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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