|Central coordinates||96o 6.00' East 48o 20.00' North|
|Altitude||1,980 - 2,170m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description The site comprises Khar Lake and the smaller, isolated Baga Lake, which lies to the northwest. Khar Lake is a freshwater lake surrounded by sand dunes to the north and by hills to the south. The lake is 24 km long and 6 km wide. A small stream enters the lake from the east. Baga Lake is a freshwater lake with no outflow surrounded by sand dunes and hill slopes. There is a small island in the lake. The movement and build-up of sand near the shorelines of the two lakes has increased in recent years.
Key Biodiversity The following Globally Threatened species occur at the site: White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala (EN), Great Bustard Otis tarda (VU) and White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis (VU). The nationally threatened Whitetailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla also occurs.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information on other fauna and flora is available.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||-||2009||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||-||2009||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis||-||2009||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
Protection status Unprotected
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulaagchinii Khar Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2015
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