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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 37o 27.95' East  44o 44.57' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2
Area 21,440 ha
Altitude 0 - 531m
Year of IBA assessment 2013


Site description 

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan non-breeding  2012-2013  5,000-10,000 individuals  unknown  A1, A4ii, B1ii  Vulnerable 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus winter  2012-2013  30,000-35,800 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  2011-2012  10,000-30,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  2010  9-10 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans winter  2011-2012  10,000-20,000 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus winter  2012-2013  100,000-180,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei winter  2011-2012  5,000-10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2012-2013  195,000-300,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Utrish Zapovednik 10,008 protected area contained by site 10,008  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   78%
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   22%

Land ownership 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 20%
nature conservation and research 80%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References Yu.V.Lokhman

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Utrish Reserve and adjacent coastal waters. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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