Flood-plain of Kostroma river

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 73,160 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
Large area on the boundaries of Yaroslavl and Kostroma regions covered by artificial reservoir. Meadows and forest surrounding reserviour are flooded in the spring period.

Key biodiversity
In total as minimum 24500 water birds of about 35 species are passing through area in spring.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Kostroma river. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.