|Central coordinates||69o 4.26' East 39o 51.53' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||1,170 - 1,900m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description The IBA is situated on the northern mountainside of the Turkestan range. Daganasay and Kattasay Reservoirs are located on the same altitude 50-60 km from each other. Daganasay Reservoir is situated in Cagdiyskiy region 9 km to the south of the district centre, Gonchi. The Dagana river and Mangytsay and Koganisay tributaries flow into it. The total volume of the reservoir is 42 million m3. The maximum area is 280 hectares, depth – 18m. Towards the end of the irrigation season its area reduces to 35-40 hectares and the depth to 3 m. The reservoir is oligotrophic. The soil of the bottom is formed as a result of the accumulation of alluvial silt. 132 species of algae are known. Migrating waterbirds use the site from October and Anseriformes, Charadriformes and Falconiformes winter. Kattasay Reservoir is situated at the foot of the northern mountainside of the Turkestan range. When full its area is 2.9 km2 and the volume is 55 million m3. The depth near the dam is 45-48m, when the water level is low this falls to 18m. This reservoir is situated in the Istravshanskaya depression at an altitude of 1,165 m above sea level. The main source of water is the small river Kattasay which rises in the Turkestan range. This waterbody is oligotrophic. An abundance of spring rains with mudflows is typical for this area. This area has a damp climate, warm summers and mild winter. The average annual temperature is not more than 11oC. Precipitation reaches 400 mm a year. Soils are typically sierozems. Daganasay and Kattasay Reservoirs are located on a flyway of birds which use the reservoirs for resting and feeding during spring and autumn. The ecological conditions (absence of disturbance, plenty of food, mild climate) attract waterfowl, sandpipers, waders, herons and allies for wintering.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||breeding||2000-2006||1-2 breeding pairs||medium||A1||Endangered|
|Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria||breeding||2000-2006||2-4 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|European Roller Coracias garrulus||breeding||2000-2006||50-60 breeding pairs||medium||A1||Near Threatened|
|Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris||breeding||2000-2006||20-30 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus||breeding||2000-2006||7-8 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria||resident||2000-2006||5-6 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens||breeding||2000-2006||8-10 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta||breeding||2000-2006||10-15 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus||breeding||2000-2006||10-15 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Rhodopechys sanguineus||resident||2000-2006||20-30 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Not Recognised|
|Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys||resident||2000-2006||15-20 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes||resident||2000-2006||5-10 breeding pairs||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity Amphibia are Ranа ridibunda and Bufo viridis. Reptilia: there are Testudo horsfieldi, Gymnodactylus fedtschenkovi, Agama lehmanni, Varanus griseus, Ophisaurus apodus, Ablepharus alaicus, Ablepharus deserti, Eremias velox, Eremias regeli, Lacerta strigata, Typhlops vermicularis and Eryx tataricus in the semi-desert zone of the foothills of the Turkestan range. Natrix tesselata, Coluber rhodorhachis, Coluber ravergieri, Naja oxiana and Vipera lebetina can be found in water-logged ground or near waterbodies. 21 of 44 species of Reptilia are included in the Red Data Book of Tajikistan. Mammals: Sorex bucharensis, Rhinolophus bocharicus, Myotis mystacinus, Myotis frater, Barbastella leucomelas, Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Hystrix leucura, Dryomys nitedula, Apodemus sylvaticus, Mus musculus, Rattus turkestanicus, Ellobius talpinus, Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes, Ursus arctos, Martes foina, Mustela erminea, Mustela nivalis, Meles meles and Felis lynx. 42 of 84 species of mammals are included in the Red Data Book of Tajikistan. Semidesert vegetation consists of dwarf bushes: Rоsa maracandica, Rosa beggeriana, species of Ephedra, Lanicera nummulariifolia, Cotoneaster nummularius, Cerasus verrucosa and Amygdalus bucharica. There are permanent and annual grasses: Poa bulbosa, Carex pachystylis, Taeniatherum crinitum and others.
Protection status There are no protected areas in the IBA.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kattasay and Daganasay Reservoirs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014
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