The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni||NT||breeding||1997||46 breeding pairs||A1, A4i, B1i|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands, Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Varfolomeyevskiye saltmarshes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/varfolomeyevskiye-saltmarshes-iba-russia-(european) on 02/10/2023.