|Central coordinates||101o 57.00' East 48o 55.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description The site is composed of a lake located in a beautiful valley. There is also a small shallow lake, rich in aquatic vegetation, separated by a narrow spit from the main lake. Many small pools are found along the western side of the lake. There is a high cliff along the southern shore of the lake. The north and northwestern shores of the lake have many peninsulas and inlets with good aquatic vegetation. The southern shore is sandy with fine gravel. The surrounding area is grassy steppe, where the main land use is livestock husbandry. There are no obvious potential threats to the site.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||-||2009||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis||-||2009||present||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni||-||2009||present||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||-||2009||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||-||2009||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
Other biodiversity No information on other fauna and fl ora is available.
Protection status Unprotected
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sharga Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014
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