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Location Ukraine, Lvov
Central coordinates 23o 39.00' East  49o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 8,300 ha
Altitude 254 - 271m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description An area in the Dnestr valley near Chaykovichi village. Drained 20 years ago, it is now predominantly wet grassland.

Key Biodiversity Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Gallinago media (min. 3 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  1996  330-400 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1997  7-10 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1997  4-6 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  300-400 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  1996  10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis breeding  1996  140-160 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  3%
Shrubland Scrub  7%
Grassland Humid grasslands  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Chonovyny marsh. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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