|Central coordinates||97o 22.00' East 46o 22.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Taigam Lake is an important site for Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus (VU) on migration (especially given the critical situation of the east Asian population of the species, which has declined to less than 100 birds). Other Globally Threatened species occurring at the site are Pallas’s Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (VU), Saker Falcon Falco cherrug (EN) and Relict Gull Larus relictus (VU). Nationally threatened species occurring there are Mute Swan Cygnus olor and Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus. Large numbers of waterfowl use the site during migration, including Greylag Goose Anser anser and Bar-headed Goose A. indicus. Taigam Lake supports more than 1% of the flyway populations of Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, Ruddy Shelduck T. ferruginea and Common Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus.
Site description Taigam Lake (also known as Bayansan Lake) is a saline lake and located very close to Delger soum centre in Gobi-Altai aimag. The northwestern part of the lake is covered with dense tussocks of tall grass, while the rest is covered with short steppe and semi-desert vegetation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Relict Gull Larus relictus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
Other biodiversity The site is not known to have special significance for species other than birds.
Protection status Unprotected
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 (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taigam Lake . Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife