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Location Russia (European), Kaluga region
Central coordinates 36o 14.17' East  54o 30.37' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 2,175 ha
Altitude 115 - 160m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mew Gull Larus canus passage  2001  15,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus passage  2001  15,000-30,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus passage  1993-1996  2,000-2,500 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger passage  1993-1996  1,500-2,500 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1988-2001  33,500-55,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  7%
Shrubland   3%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  40%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
rangeland/pastureland 10%
forestry 10%
tourism/recreation 90%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

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: Ptich'ya magistral' area. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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