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Location Ukraine, Odessa
Central coordinates 28o 26.00' East  45o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii, B2
Area 10,500 ha
Altitude 6 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A freshwater lake near the Danube delta.

Key Biodiversity The total number of migrating waterbirds that stage here exceeds 20,000 individuals, with a maximum during August-October. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (min. 13 birds in winter).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1999  30-50 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1999  60-80 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Not Recognised 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1999  120-160 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  1999  20-40 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kagul lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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