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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.

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   


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 on 02/10/2014

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