Rakovye lakes

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 9,700 ha

Site description (baseline)
A lake system, partly formed from disused peat extraction pits.

Key biodiversity
In total up to 6000 geese, 50000 ducks (Anas sp), 150000 diving ducks stopover during autumn and spring migration.

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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rakovye lakes. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.