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Location Ukraine, Kharkov
Central coordinates 37o 28.00' East  49o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 60 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A stretch of the Bakhtin river valley near the villages of Bakhtin, Komarovka, Nikolaevka and Chervonuy Oskol. Habitats are dominated by grassland, with numerous lakes, ponds and marshes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  35-45 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  2%
Grassland Humid grasslands  70%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Ruderal land  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
forestry 2%
not utilised 28%

Protection status National None International None

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

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