|Central coordinates||29o 46.00' East 37o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description A small salt-lake of tectonic origin bordered by mountains to the north and agricultural lands to the south, east and west. It is fed by a number of small streams; reedbeds (Phragmites) have developed at the inflows. During the last decade the lake has been almost permanently dry, with a maximum of 5% flooded at the deepest points during March 1994.
Key Biodiversity The IBA has supported large numbers of wildfowl in the past. Recent counts have been low due to falling water-levels.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||winter||1999||2,900 individuals||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Common Teal Anas crecca||winter||1986||20,200 individuals||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||winter||1974||85-930 individuals||-||A1, A4i, B1i||Endangered|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||-||27,695-45,900 individuals||-||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Corak Golu UOSA||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||0||unknown||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Çorak Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014
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