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Location Turkey, Van
Central coordinates 44o 2.00' East  39o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 38,210 ha
Altitude 2,070 - 2,593m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  10-15 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1989  1-5 breeding pairs  poor  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Grassland   major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Çaldıran Plain. Downloaded from on 06/05/2015

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