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Location Belarus, Gomel
Central coordinates 30o 31.00' East  51o 39.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 36,232 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Akhova Ptushak Belarusi

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Garganey Spatula querquedula breeding  2005  250-300 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 2005  250-300 males only  good  B3  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2005  30-60 males only  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons 2005  30-50 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 2005  150 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Sand Martin Riparia riparia 2005  20,000-30,000 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands  50%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches  40%
Other   5%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dniepr floodplain Lojeŭ-Žary. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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