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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 39o 48.45' East  43o 45.30' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B2
Area 257,300 ha
Altitude 250 - 2,250m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  2007  150-200 males only  good  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus resident  1999-2001  8-10 males only  poor  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2007  4-5 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex passage  2007  1,500-10,000 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus passage  2007  30-50 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  1982-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi resident  2007  2,000-3,000 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria winter  1978-1992  20-30 individuals  good  A3  Least Concern 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  2007  300-500 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  2003  20-30 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium near favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sochinsky National Park 189,600 is identical to site 189,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Shrubland   6%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Urban parks and gardens  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 5%
tourism/recreation 40%
urban/industrial/transport 10%
nature conservation and research 100%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sochinsky National Park. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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