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Location Ukraine, Poltava
Central coordinates 33o 59.00' East  50o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 1,200 ha
Altitude 96 - 124m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Natural lakes and associated meadows in the Psel river valley, dominated by meadow plants, reedbeds Phragmites, sedge-beds Carex, and willow Salix. Human activities include cattle-grazing, haymaking and hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  90%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
not utilised 10%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Psel river valley (Sary village). Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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