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Location Russia (European), Rostov region
Central coordinates 43o 12.00' East  46o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B1iv
Area 1,600 ha
Altitude
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  1997-2005  40-8,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997-2006  1,500-5,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1997-2005  7-400 individuals  good  A1  Endangered 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea passage  1997-2005  600-800 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala passage  1997-2005  3-7 individuals  good  A1  Endangered 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  1997-2005  200-250 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  1997-2005  15 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  1997-2005  100-150 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus passage  1997-2005  25-40 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1997-2005  20-50 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1997-2006  20-120 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  1997-2006  2,500-4,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1997-2006  5,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media passage  1997-2005  50-160 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1997-2005  70-150 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2006  18 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni passage  1997-2005  300-400 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Sterna nilotica passage  1997-2005  450-500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus passage  1997-2005  800-1,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1997-2006  2,500-9,000 individuals  good  B1iv   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  51%
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Standing freshwater  49%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 50%
tourism/recreation 50%

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: Kurnikov liman. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014

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