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Location Ukraine, Dnepropetrovskaya
Central coordinates 35o 0.00' East  48o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 12,000 ha
Altitude 79 - 148m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A stretch of the Orel river valley, near Gupalovka, Chernetchina and Krasnopolie villages. Habitats are dominated by grasslands, with numerous lakes and marshes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  1996  12-18 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Garganey Spatula querquedula breeding  1996  200-300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba non-breeding  1996  160-180 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  140-160 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  61%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas  4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
forestry 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oril' river valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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