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Delta of the River Don


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 1996-1997 4,000-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1996-1997 500-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1997-2007 300-500 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1996-1997 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2006-2007 30,000-40,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1996-2007 20-50 individuals A1
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 2006-2007 200-300 individuals B1i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC passage 1996-1997 6,000-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU unknown 1996-2007 30,000-100,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU breeding 2006-2007 2,000-2,500 breeding pairs B2
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU passage 2006-2007 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1996-1997 100-150 individuals A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1996-2007 10-30 breeding pairs A1
Garganey Spatula querquedula LC passage 1996-1997 20,000-30,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC passage 1996-1997 30,000-40,000 individuals B1i
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC breeding 1996-2007 500-1,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC passage 2006-2007 5,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC breeding 1996-1997 2,000-4,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC passage 2006-2007 10,000-15,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 1996-2007 300-800 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage 2006-2007 5,000-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2006-2007 600 breeding pairs A1
Corncrake Crex crex LC passage 2006-2007 1,500-2,000 individuals A1
Common Coot Fulica atra LC breeding 1997-2007 8,000-12,000 breeding pairs B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC passage 2006-2007 100,000-150,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 2006-2007 50-70 breeding pairs B2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2006-2007 200-500 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC passage 2006-2007 1,000-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 2006-2007 30-50 breeding pairs B2
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea LC passage 1996-1997 6,000-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC passage 1996-1997 5,000-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1996-2007 300-500 breeding pairs B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 2006-2007 100-200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC passage 1996-2007 500-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 2006-2007 150-300 breeding pairs B1i
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC passage 1996-2007 1,000-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1996-2007 1,000-2,730 breeding pairs B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 1996-2007 5,000-10,000 individuals B1i
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT passage 1996-2007 1,000-5,000 individuals B1i
Himantopus himantopus NR passage 1996-1997 1,500-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT unknown 2006-2007 1,000-2,000 individuals A1, B1i
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT passage 1996-1997 1,000-2,000 individuals A1
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT passage 1996-2007 100-1,000 individuals A1
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC passage 1996-1997 3,500-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC passage 1996-1997 5,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC passage 1996-2007 200,000-300,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1996-1997 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1996-2007 50-200 individuals B1i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC passage 1996-1997 80,000-100,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1996-2007 100-200 breeding pairs B2
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1996-2007 60,000-120,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 2006-2007 20-50 individuals A1
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1996-2007 10-24 breeding pairs B2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006-2007 10-20 breeding pairs A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC passage 2006-2007 min 100 individuals A1
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 2006-2007 100-200 breeding pairs B2
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus NT breeding 1996-2007 10-20 breeding pairs A1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus NT passage 1996-2007 300-1,600 individuals A1
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1996-2007 2,000-4,000 individuals B1iv
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1996-2007 min 20,000 breeding pairs A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1996-2007 min 100,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rostovskoe GOOH (Azovskiy uchastok) Managed Resource Protected Area 5,037 protected area contained by site 5,037
Donskoj rybny zapovednik (Donskoe zapretnoe rybnoe prostranstvo) Nature Park 68,000 protected area contained by site 11,308

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Sea Open Sea -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta of the River Don. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019.