Lake Manych-Gudilo

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
The IBA is found in the deep depression located on the boundary of Stavropol region and Kalmykiya Republic.

Key biodiversity
Large numbers of waterfowl, including hundreds of thousands of geese and ducks, pass through the area (at night).All available data relates to the parts of the IBA falling within the Kalmyk Republic and Stavropol region. It is possible that another IBA will be identifed in the future covering the western part of the Manych lake system (Rostov region).

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Monitoring of some bird species is being carried out as part of the work within the Zapovednik.

Habitat and land use
Lake with extensive shallows and Phragmites beds.

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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Manych-Gudilo. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.