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Location Russia (European), Chechenskaya Republic
Central coordinates 46o 15.00' East  43o 28.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B1iv
Area 16,000 ha
Altitude 21 - 36m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1981-1997  6,000-8,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1981-1997  2,000-4,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1981-1997  500-700 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2006  57 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  1981-1997  3,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1981-1997  4,000-8,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1981-1997  5-20 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1981-1997  7,000-13,000 individuals  B1iv   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Parabochevskiy Zakaznik 12,000 unknown 12,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  50%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  18%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  11%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  21%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 9%
rangeland/pastureland 14%
hunting 75%
nature conservation and research 75%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Floodplain of the Terek river near Staroshchedrinskaya. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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