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Location Russia (Asian), Irkutsk
Central coordinates 101o 48.00' East  54o 25.22' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 116,150 ha
Altitude 400 - 670m
Year of IBA assessment 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1980-2000  120-800 individuals  poor  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1980-2013  1-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2013  2-3 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1980-2012  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola breeding  1980-2012  500-1,000 breeding pairs  A1  Endangered 
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola breeding  2013  20-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal); Forest steppe (temperate/boreal)  25%
Grassland Steppe  2%
Wetlands (inland)   8%
Artificial - terrestrial Abandoned farmland, disturbed ground; Arable land; Forestry and agro-industrial plantations; Improved pasture land; Urban areas  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 61%
forestry 16%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
not utilised 22%

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 I.V.Fefelov, M.Yu.Melnikov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Barluksko-Sayanskaya floodplain of Oka river and Kuitunskaya foreststeppe. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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