email a friend
printable version
Location Russia (European), Rostov region
Central coordinates 44o 13.68' East  47o 22.63' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 19,140 ha
Altitude 100 - 170m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1999  2-5 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Near Threatened 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis breeding  1999  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1999  1 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  1990-1999  50-70 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
rangeland/pastureland 80%

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

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sources of Akshibai river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife