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Location Mongolia, Khovsgol
Central coordinates 101o 33.00' East  50o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 40,445 ha
Altitude 1,132 - 1,254m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the north of Erdenebulgan soum, the site extends west from the Eg River to Oliin Davaa, and northeast along the valley of the Eg River until it narrows into a canyon. In addition to the Eg River, a small river, the Sair, runs through the site. The site comprises a wide valley, with wheat fields, fallow and pasture, surrounded by hillsides with birch and larch forest. The site includes small lake, called Nuuriin Hotgor, and fields close to Erdenebulgan soum centre called Borog Tolgoi. The land is privately farmed in summer.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug 2009  present  A1  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca 2009  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga 2009  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda 2009  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Other biodiversity The nationally threatened fish species, Taimen Hucho taimen, occurs in nearby rivers. Siberian Musk Deer Moschus moschiferus (VU), Red Deer Cervus elaphus, Grey Wolf Canis lupus and Siberian Roe Deer Capreolus pygargus occur in the forest. Poaching is the biggest threat to the forest-dwelling mammals.

Protection status Unprotected

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bulgan Tal. Downloaded from on 23/08/2014

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